Thursday, 12 January 2017

Re: Make systemd journal persistent | remove rsyslog (by default)

We could explicitly keep rsyslog supported in main for at least 18.04
for the for those who need it (or indefinitely if we find it's still
needed for remote enterprise logging). I was thinking that we might
have to keep it in main until 18.04 anyway for upgrades.

Kind regards,
Bryan


On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 5:32 PM, Jamie Strandboge <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Wed, 2017-01-11 at 08:29 +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
>> Jamie Strandboge [2017-01-10 16:27 -0600]:
>> >
>> > Remote logging. Rsyslog is far superior in this regard. Granted, remote
>> > logging
>> > is not enabled by default but it is a requirement in many environments.
>> The systemd-journal-remote package does provide the necessary tools and is
>> reasonably flexible (push or pull, builtin https or using arbitrary ports
>> which
>> you e. g. could forward through ssh). It might not be as flexible as rsyslog,
>> but as one needs to set up remote logging manually anyway, you always have the
>> possibility of picking rsyslog, journal, or even something else.
>>
> Yes, but the 'logged to' system needs to be running systemd[1]. rsyslog speaks
> the standard syslog protocol on 514/udp, but systemd-journal does not.
>
> [1]https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-journal-remote.html
>
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