On the Syslog-NG log server

Jurjen Bokma

July 2007

Table of Contents

ToDo: log over TCP instead of UDP, and encrypt communication between client and server (using a tunnel?)

This document shows plain-text logging over UDP. While this is simple, it is hardly bandwidth-efficient, and certainly not secure.

Creating a Syslog-NG server

Syslog-NG is an improvement upon syslog with regard to configurability. We followed the SysLog-NG Administrator Guide, in which syslog-ng is documented well.

Procedure 45.  Creating a syslog-ng server