Should rsyslog replace sysklogd in main and as default

Registered by Nick Barcet on 2008-11-26

Corporate usage of of centralized logging often requires:
    * Guaranteed delivery of event: events should not be lost because of some TCP/UDP failure. Sysklogd does not provide this.
    * Secured delivery of events: events can contain sensitive information so should be encrypted when sent over the network, sysklogd does not provide this.
    * Event analysis framework: Central syslog server should be able to send email alerts on some conditions, sysklogd does not support this
    * Database backend: in order to perform rapid searches, a database backend is crucial

sysklogd Upstream seems weak, if not dead

Other distro have already made this choice

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Rick Clark
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