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