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Is it possible?

If so, how is it done exactly? The syslog.conf file doesn't help too much.

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Have you done any research already? Sending logging entries to a remote server is one of the core capabilities of syslogd. Here's just one guide I quickly dug up: news.softpedia.com/news/… –  Oliver Salzburg Apr 4 '12 at 12:52
    
@OliverSalzburg For completeness here is a guide describing the problems in the syslog "plain tcp format", an interesting read: blog.gerhards.net/2008/04/… –  Shadok Apr 4 '12 at 13:08
    
@Oliver Salzburg According to my understanding, syslogd is the daemon running the local logging. –  user6004 Apr 4 '12 at 15:14
    
One might want to have a look at RELP, which addresses some of the reliability issues that may (rarely) pop up with rsyslogd. wiki.chilblain.net/dokuwiki/doku.php/… –  lysdexia Aug 20 '13 at 20:51

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Yes it is possible and you can use rsyslog.

There is a good online manual for doing this: http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/rsyslog_reliable_forwarding.html

And the general rsyslog doc is: http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/manual.html

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I use rsyslog for this exact purpose. –  ultrasawblade Aug 20 '13 at 21:00
    
@mattdm could you explain why using rsyslog is plain wrong? It does work for me and others (customers): I have been using it in various professional environments. But I guess you have some arguments and I would be curious to here them and discuss further with you. For this purpose I invite you to use the chat feature. We could then put a summary here once we discussed it. –  Huygens Aug 21 '13 at 7:43
    
@mattdm Ho, OK understood. I did not see that the words carried such strong "narrow" emphasis. I will update the sentence then. –  Huygens Aug 21 '13 at 12:47

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