Installs rsyslog to replace sysklogd for client and/or server use. By default, server will be set up to log to files.
Tested on Ubuntu 8.10.
rsyslog[:log_dir] - specify the directory to store logs (applicable to server only)
rsyslog[:server] - specify the remote rsyslog server.
rsyslog[:protocol] - specify whether to use udp or tcp for remote log transmission. tcp is default.
To replace the sysklogd syslog service with rsyslog:
To set up a client with a remote [r]syslog server:
By default, this cookbook will use TCP so the server should be configured for TCP. This can be done easily with the server recipe:
To switch to UDP, change the rsyslog[:protocol] attribute. Note this needs to be done on each client as well.
Also, the server configuration will set up log_dir for each client, by date. Structure:
<%= @log_dir %>/YEAR/MONTH/DAY/HOSTNAME/"logfile"
Joshua Timberman (<email@example.com>)
2009, Opscode, Inc
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