The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A new project released!

I've made mention of my syslogd replacement, but since I had nothing else to do today, I buckled down, wrote (some) documentation and have now officially released syslogintr under a modified GNU GPL license.

It currently supports only Unix and UDP sockets (both unicast and multicast) under IPv4 and IPv6; is compatible with RFC-3164 (which documents current best practice and isn't a “standard” per se) but is fully scriptable with Lua. And because of that, it's probably easier to configure than rsyslogd and syslog-ng, both of which bend over backwards in trying to support, via their ever increasingly complex configuration files, all sorts of wierd logging scena—Oh! Intarwebs back up! Shiny!

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