FAQ: What is the difference between syslog and rsyslog?
Last Updated: 2022-11-09
The term syslog refers to a standard method for message language and became part of the standard message logging solution for Unix-based operating systems. The term syslog simultaneously refers to:
A generic term for system logging
The name of the original tool implementation tool (more specificially managed by a system daemon called syslogd)
The name of the client/server protocol (RFC3164/RFC5424) that allows for message logging across multiple hosts.
The name of the physical logging format of the file content for the system log
There many implementations of the original
syslog service, all are often
referred to as a
though the actual command tool supporting that functionality may have a
Some examples include:
syslog is a standard
within Unix, not all systems or services use the
syslog format or system logging.
When processing logs with LogScale, make use of
Parsers to process content from logs including