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Re: Updating syslog(3), syslogd(8) to support RFC-5424

Am 18.03.11 10:36, schrieb haad:
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Marc Balmer <> 
> wrote:
>> Our syslog(3) functions and syslogd(8) daemon currently support
>> RFC-3164, the BSD syslog protocol.  This basically means that logged
>> messages are 7-bit ASCII strings (with some exceptions).
>> Since NetBSD has nice locale support applications using Unicode are not
>> that uncommon. It looks a bit arcane that syslog is limited to ASCII
>> (though there might be valid reasons to only using ASCII in syslog, but
>> I am not aware of them).
>> RFC-5424 superceedes and obsoletes RFC-3164 and uses UTF-8 for messages,
>> it should be backwards compatible since the lower 127 characters of
>> UTF-8 are ASCII.
>> Did someone already looking into updating syslog to RFC-5424 or has this
>> been discussed before?  Since I use Unicode and UTF-8 a lot, I'd love if
>> NetBSD supported it in syslog and might even spend some time on this.
> AFAIK our syslog was one of first implementations of RFC-5424 it was
> written and imported to base after some GSOC.

Well, 5.1 is RFC-3164 only, in -current there seem to be RFC-5424 parts.
 So I guess this means wait for NetBSD 6, unless some backports it to
netbsd-5 (which I even did not check..)

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