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Re: syslog.conf format (Re: SoC: Improve syslogd)

In article <>,
Martin Schütte  <> wrote:
>Martin Schütte schrieb:
>>> You could always use
>>> *.* @@(mode=tls,whatever-else)
>Now that I have my certificate validation working I am coming back to 
>the config format and see some problems.
>- the latest proposed text 
>requires a per-destination configuration of a certificate subject or 
>fingerprint. To keep everything readable I suggest moving the hostname 
>to the left and the options field to the end of the line.
>For example I do not like this:
>but would prefer this format:

Yes, I think prepending the host is easier on the eyes.

>- And especially regarding rsyslog-compatibility: How do you configure 
>an IPv6 address with a portnumber? A simple ":" is not enough, because 
>it is not clear if the following is the port number or the last part of 
>the IPv6. So it might be necessary to introduce a new IP-delimiter like
>in @@[]:514 and @@[2001:db8::1428:57ab]:514

Yes, there is prior art for this.

>For NetBSD this currently is not an issue, because it does not allow 
>different port numbers (it always uses the service port as set in 
>Question to our readers: Would you like the NetBSD syslogd to support 
>different ports?

Sure, I don't see why it should be limited.


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