> I have a need to retrieve syslog data from various remote nodes, and
> the smallest network link to the remote nodes is 19K. The syslog
> traffic for the link
> cannot exceed 9K.
> I plan to setup a configuration which generates new log files every 10
> minutes. These files are then compressed, zipped, and transfered to a
Are you generating a lot of log data? Are the nodes always connected?
or only occasional dialup? Why not customize your syslog configuration to
forward only significant events to a centralized loghost in real time?
Why the (artificial?) limit on network traffic? Why not just let the link
(ppp?) be shared between all users, and let network software sort it out?
If nothing else is using the link, why not use all bandwidth?
> The files are then unzipped, uncompressed, and the data is inserted
> into the syslog data stream on a central syslog host.
> Is there a script or utility which will accomplish this task? If not,
> then does any one have any suggestions on products which may
> accomplish this same
I'm inclined to agree with Michael. Sounds somewhat artificial.
I would suggest reading up on syslog and maybe (open source) syslog-ng.
Maybe what you really want is a network management system?