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Re: [SLE] syslog-ng configuration.
  • From: Robert Paulsen <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 18:33:39 -0500
  • Message-id: <200505241833.39391.robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 24 May 2005 18:21, Ken Schneider wrote:

> <RANT>
> Another one of those "better" updates to a program (syslog) that used to
> be fairly easy to configure and now requires six programing classes to
> understand the conf syntax. This is sure to win over a hole slew of
> windows converts isn't it. What the f**k does this provide that is any
> better than plain old syslog?
> syslog-ng is supposed to allow you to create/write your own filters (if
> you know "c" programming that is). But whether or not is does depends on
> whether or not you can define your own facility/level which I cannot see
> how. And if you can't why change something that just plain works?
> </RANT>

I'm with you on that one! The documentation looks pretty detailed and is
probably quite complete, but using it is like learning to speak English by
reading a dictionary -- lots of disconnected facts.

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