[Dnsmasq-discuss] send logs to a remote server
johnpearson555 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 00:12:30 BST 2016
Thanks. I'm going to go ahead and use rsyslog and also look into --log-async
On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 3:12 PM, Simon Kelley <simon at thekelleys.org.uk>
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> On 03/08/16 19:44, Rick Jones wrote:
> > On 08/03/2016 11:00 AM, John Pearson wrote:
> >> I'd like to send the logs to a remote server to process. I'm
> >> currently leaning towards using rsyslog for that.
> >> I looked into --log-facility sending to remote server but doesn't
> >> seem to be supported.
> >> Is there a better way than rsyslog? Maybe something built into
> >> dnsmasq that I am missing?
> > Just a paranoid drift, because I've been bitten by it a few times
> > in the past - make certain that if you do go the rsyslog path, you
> > ensure it is setup to never block the local logging client(s) no
> > matter what happens with the remote logging destination.
> > Otherwise, when something goes awry with the remote logging
> > destination the backpressure will affect the logging clients (eg
> > dnsmasq in this case though the times I've been bitten were with
> > other things).
> This bit me long ago, and the result was the --log-async option, which
> makes dnsmasq immune to backpressure from the logging system, and,
> more importantly, avoids deadlocks when the log daemon makes DNS
> queries through the local dnsmasq instance.
> > rick jones
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