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Small, secure replacement for syslogd

'socklog' works with 'runit' to create a small and secure replacement for syslogd. It supports system logging through Unix domain sockets (/dev/log) and UDP sockets ( with the help of runit's runsvdir, runsv, and svlogd. 'socklog' provides a different network logging concept, and also does log event notification. It also has built in log file rotation based on file size, so you do not need cron jobs to rotate the logs.


Download version 2.0.1 (stable)
released on 11 February 2005



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey13 January 2004

Leaders and contributors

Gerrit Pape Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to userunit
Required to usedaemontools
Weak prerequisiteipsvd

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 January 2017.


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