[syslog-ng] syslog to java

Balazs Scheidler bazsi at balabit.hu
Tue Mar 18 18:40:57 CET 2008

On Tue, 2008-03-18 at 15:38 +0100, JUNG, Christian wrote:
> Hi Andrea,
> in my opinion the best way would be to use the "program" destination. There you could call a java-application which reads the log from standard input and puts the messages in the java-based log system:
> destination java_log_system {
> 	program("/path/to/java-connector" template("<$PRI>$DATE $HOST $MSG\n"));
> };
> log {
> 	source(src);
> 	destination(java_log_system);
> };
> With named pipes you've got the problem, that they won't block after the first read anymore (that's the way they behave under Linux). So your app would use a lot of CPU-cycles for nothing. 
> syslog-ng will restart your app if it receives a HUP signal.

I would use UNIX domain socket instead. Then your process is completely
in its own control and not in syslog-ng's.


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