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Starting with [[DebianLenny|Lenny]], Debian will use DebPkg:rsyslog instead of DebPkg:sysklogd by default. Starting with [[DebianLenny|Lenny]], Debian uses DebianPkg:rsyslog instead of DebianPkg:sysklogd by default.

Translation(s): English - Italiano


Rsyslog is an enhanced multi-threaded syslogd with a focus on security and reliability. Among others, it offers support for on-demand disk buffering, reliable syslog over TCP, SSL, TLS and RELP, writing to databases, email alerting. It is a drop-in replacement for syslogd.

rsyslog in Lenny

Starting with Lenny, Debian uses rsyslog instead of sysklogd by default. See the Lenny release notes.

Here are some arguments from the discussions 1 2 3:

  • rsyslog is a drop in replacement for former syslog (existing logging rules in syslog.conf, can simply be copied into /etc/rsyslog.conf or a /etc/rsyslog.conf.d config snippet )

  • Support for logging into databases (MySQL and PostgreSQL). Configuration uses dbconfig-common for easy setup via debconf.
  • A real plus is also upstream, who is very responsive and active and it's a pleasure to work with him.
  • Automated log rotation.
  • sysklogd in itself is not bad, but the package has been nearly fully unmaintained for years.

See also