[nSLUG] Best Linux SYSLOG server.

Stephen Yorke syorke at gmail.com
Fri May 22 14:35:36 ADT 2020


Rory,
Thanks for the response.
I will look into both but sounds like rsyslog may be the better option to
start with. In my lab, I will not hit 10k messages a second though and most
customers would be using some enterprise SYSLOG server implementation
anyways.

Regards,
-Stephen

On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 1:05 PM Rory <rory at unixism.org> wrote:

> As usual, it depends :-)
>
> rsyslog is the default in most distros and it is quite powerful. I've
> used it as a central log server and also in scenarios where it 'fans
> out' incoming logs to multiple downstream servers/collectors. There's a
> bunch of functional and pattern matching features.
>
> syslog-ng is also a swiss army knife, maybe even more than rsyslog but
> I have, in the past, had problems with performance above 10,000
> messages per second. YMMV
>
> On Thu, 2020-05-21 at 20:50 -0300, Stephen Yorke wrote:
> > Heya all.
> >
> > Long time since I have posted but going to start a project next week
> > using SYSLOG and Python for some reporting.
> >
> > What do you all classify the best SYSLOG server for Linux?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > -Stephen
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