• Insider 2020-02: Portability; secure logging; Mac support; RPM;

    Dear syslog-ng users, This is the 78th issue of syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng-related news. NEWS Keeping syslog-ng portable I define syslog-ng as an “Enhanced logging daemon with a focus on portability and ...
    • 13 Feb 2020
  • syslog-ng in FreeBSD ports

    Last week, we explored the different syslog-ng packages available for RPM-based Linux distributions, used by the majority of our Linux users. This week, we focus on FreeBSD, the platform of choice for most of our non-Linux users. From this blog, you …
    • 6 Feb 2020
  • Overview of syslog-ng RPM repositories

    Last week I posted about my new syslog-ng-stable RPM repositories. I tried to explain the use case and how it relates to my other repos, nonetheless I got some questions. So, in this blog I provide you an overview of syslog-ng RPM repositories: why t…
    • 28 Jan 2020
  • Introducing the syslog-ng-stable RPM repositories

    For many years – especially after syslog-ng changed to a rolling release model – users I talked to asked for up-to-date RPM packages. They also asked for a separate repository for each new release to avoid surprises (a new release might a...
    • 22 Jan 2020
  • Installing latest syslog-ng on openSUSE, RHEL and other RPM distributions

    The syslog-ng application is included in all major Linux distributions, and you can usually install syslog-ng from the official repositories. If the core functionality of syslog-ng meets your needs, use the package in your distribution repository (yu…
    • 20 Jan 2020
  • Running syslog-ng in BastilleBSD

    Bastille is a container management system for FreeBSD. If you are coming from a Linux world, it is a bit like Docker or Podman / Buildah from Red Hat, at least some of its functionality. I learned about BastilleBSD right before my Christmas holidays.…
    • 15 Jan 2020
  • Keeping syslog-ng portable

    I define syslog-ng, as an “Enhanced logging daemon with a focus on portability and high-performance central log collection”. One of the original goals of syslog-ng was portability: running the same application on a wide variety of archite...
    • 8 Jan 2020
  • State of syslog-ng on Mac

    Mac support is a returning question among syslog-ng users, especially when I talk to users in the US. For recent releases, each commit is automatically tested on macOS, on the other hand there is not much information available on Mac support. Recentl…
    • 19 Dec 2019
  • Insider 2019-12: Kibana 7 & GeoIP; PE 6 to 7 upgrade; RHEL 8; Elastic stack;

    Dear syslog-ng users, This is the 77th issue of syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng-related news. NEWS Set up Kibana 7 for syslog-ng & GeoIP Version 7 of the Elastic stack was released a few months ago, and brought...
    • 12 Dec 2019
  • Upgrading a syslog-ng PE 6 configuration to 7

    As we learned in my previous blog, upgrading syslog-ng PE 6 to 7 is no more difficult than any major version upgrade. The key here is to use the latest version of PE 7 (at least version 7.0.17), as it has the necessary compatibility fixes to make the…
    • 10 Dec 2019
  • State of syslog-ng on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8

    Version 8, a new major version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux was released this spring. Now that CentOS 8 is also available, there is a rapidly growing interest in syslog-ng running on these platforms. From this blog, you can learn about the availabilit…
    • 4 Dec 2019
  • Why chose syslog-ng over rsyslog

    A question I often receive is ‘what are the differences between rsyslog and syslog-ng?’ It’s a little tricky to answer. First, because my experience is mostly with syslog-ng, and because there are many similarities between the two p...
    • 25 Nov 2019