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EuroBSDCon 2008 - Martin Schuette - Improved NetBSD Syslogd
Added: 22 October 2008
Tags: eurobsdcon, eurobsdcon2008, netbsd, syslogd, martin schuette
MP3 (1 byte, 42 minutes), OGG (1 byte, 42 minutes), PDF (1 byte, n pages)
Martin Schuette has three main goals, defined by three
internet drafts to implement:
- TLS transport is the most obvious improvement: it
provides a reliable network transport with data encryption
and peer authentication. To make full use of this a
buffering mechanism to bridge temporary network errors
is implemented as well.
- Syslog-protocol extends the message format to use
a complete timestamp, include a fully qualified domain
name, and allow UTF-8 messages. It also offers a
structured data field to unambiguously encode application
- Syslog-sign will allow any syslog sender to digitally
sign its messages, so their integrity can be verified
later. This enable the detection of loss, deletion or
other manipulation syslog data after network transfer
or archiving on storage media.
Martin Schuette is a student of computer science in
Potsdam, Germany, and has been working as a part-time
system administrator for BSD servers since 2004.
In 2007 Martin Schuette already gave a talk on Syslog
at the Chemnitze Linux-Tage
in german; for a newer english version see these slides
for a seminar talk: