syslogd remote logging

syslogd remote logging

Post by Ben Ellist » Sun, 20 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Hi all.

I have a host whose *.* log messages are logged to another machine.  I have an
entry in syslogd.conf like:

If loghost is down, it seems as if any process which uses the syslog() system
call blocks on its network transmission to loghost.

I thought syslogd used UDP and did not bother with reliability (eg. a log entry
is sent just once and if it does not arrive, then tough)

Is there anything I can do so that the machine's process table will not fill up
with blocking in.popd's and so on?  The machine was at load 68.00 last night as
a result of this.


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