[syslog-ng] Configuring syslog-ng clients to log to a regular syslogd central log server

Balazs Scheidler bazsi at balabit.hu
Sun Mar 23 23:30:55 CET 2008

On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 13:36 -0700, Malcolm Heath wrote:
> Hello,
> My company is planning on deploying syslog-ng as the default syslog
> daemon on our client images.  However, we have a requirement that
> these machines log to a central log server owned by another group,
> running the regular syslog daemon.
> While there are plans in the works to move these central log servers
> to syslog-ng, our deployment timelines do not line up, so I need to
> figure out a way to have the syslog-ng clients send logs to the
> central hosts, without having to upgrade them.
> As near as I can tell, this should be no problem, using a destination
> driver of the udp() type on the clients.  This assumes that the
> message sent will be in a format that the syslogd can understand.
> Could someone here confirm this for me?

Sure, you are absolutely right. syslog-ng uses a syslogd compatible log
format by default, although you can configure it otherwise (using the
template option for instance).


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