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The Journal - a proposed syslog replacement
Posted Nov 19, 2011 2:06 UTC (Sat) by dlazaro (subscriber, #38702)
Maybe you think that you are great system level designers but I work my ass out as a sysadmin every day. No single network connected switch or server understands your network protocol based on sharing journal files across the network. If you dare messing with syslog at least write down a formal RFC like everybody else. Even if you do this it is not guaranteed that your protocol will reach Internet Standard status down the pipe. In the best scenario, it will be years before it is supported by other network gear.
At least Apple's ASL is only supposed to be used with Mac-only software and it is well integrated with the standard syslog network protocol. Even Apple AirPort network gear logs via standard syslog events.
So much hubris makes me shiver.
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