RE: [logs] Syslog payload format

From: Paul Robertson (probertsat_private)
Date: Fri Jan 03 2003 - 09:14:07 PST

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    On Fri, 3 Jan 2003, Rainer Gerhards wrote:
    > I strongly believe we should - at least in the beginning - provide a
    > syslog(3) replacement that just does as I have written above. So a
    > simple re-link is necessary. Maybe we can even get this into glibc over
    > time... With a minimalistic replacement, there should not be much memory
    > or other footprint be added to the existing apps. And the replacement
    > could also check an environment variable (or /etc file or whatever) to
    > dynamically determine if it should apply the wrapper formatting or true
    > old-style format.
    From a forensics standpoint, dynamic variable formatting is a bad idea.  
    You really want strictly defined behaviour.  It's better to hook old style 
    logging into a new thing, and identify it than to choose which mechanism 
    on the fly.
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