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A replacement for OS X's syslog utility
Authored by: signal15 on Jul 21, '04 01:27:27AM

I've used this fairly extensively, it's very cool. The filtering it has to dump things into different files is great. One thing you need to be aware of though...

Some network devices are capable of logging via a TCP connection. Don't ever do this. With almost every Cisco device, if it can't connect to the syslog server while using tcp syslogging, it will eventually hang the device. PIX firewalls are notorious for this.

TCP syslogging is only really needed when you are doing high volumes of logs, like mail servers that send thousands of mails per second. Otherwise, UDP is fine, and safer.

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A replacement for OS X's syslog utility
Authored by: blakers on Jul 21, '04 03:39:51AM

i use TC logging frequently, and without any probelms to date, to send/receive logs across disparate networks across the internet, consolidating them to one server.

great way to monitor lots of servers ... especially in combination with snmp.

i guess i don't see why you've expressed a concern ...



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