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Re: SoC: Improve syslogd

So far just one reply, the others follow (but I need to leave soon
until later ;)):

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 1:45 AM, Martin Schütte <> 
>> this can lead to massive data loss, even to complete data loss. Note
>> that this is not a direct cause of transport-tls, but of the underlying
>> plain TCP syslog protocol. I have more details in my blog post on the
>> unreliability of TCP syslog.
> I also thought about that message loss and I think I found a solution.
> Please take a look at
> and
> let me know what you think.

I think this is a nice but partial solution. Note: I did not yet prove
what I am talking about ;), but.. As of my understanding of TCP, this
does not (actually MUST not) work if the connection really breaks
(that is remote machine or network connection dies). In this case, you
do not have a real shutdown.

For the TLS use case, however, this should be sufficient (as we always
have a connection close, at least if nothing goes strangly wrong).

But the shutdown case should work. I'll give it a try and report back.

Thanks for the good idea!


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