[syslog-ng] allow setting up unix named sockets for listening

Gergely Nagy algernon at balabit.hu
Fri Mar 30 18:31:02 CEST 2012

Patrick Hemmer <syslogng at stormcloud9.net> writes:

> Syslog-ng currently has unix-stream and unix-dgram destinations, but 
> they act as clients, only sending to already created sockets. There 
> could be other uses for this, basically allowing clients to connect 
> whenever they want and receive the logs. Kind of like a pipe 
> destination, but it works a bit cleaner since if no client is connected, 
> syslog-ng wouldnt have to buffer and drop messages (and it would allow 
> multiple clients).
> Fairly low priority, but just something that I thought would be
> useful.

One of us is reading the other's mind. While working on another feature,
I needed this, too, so I started exploring how to implement it
best. It's far from done (I got sidetracked), but it's something
reasonably high on my TODO list at the moment.

I'll see if I can do something about it during my next syslog-ng sprint.


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