syslog-ng, as the name shows, is a syslogd replacement, but with new functionality for the new generation. The original syslogd allows messages only to be sorted based on priority/facility pairs; syslog-ng adds the possibility to filter based on message contents using regular expressions. The new configuration scheme is intuitive and powerful. Forwarding logs over TCP and remembering all forwarding hops makes it ideal for firewalled environments.
Author: Balazs Scheidler
Maintainer: Christian Wiese <jeru [at] ixplanet [dot] org>
Build time (on reference hardware): 10% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.11 MB, 20 files
Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree autoconf bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils dmalloc eventlog findutils flex gawk gcc glib glibc grep linux-header m4 make mktemp net-tools openssl patch perl pkgconfig sed sysfiles tar util-linux
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).