This module allows log messages to be received over a Unix domain socket. Unix systems traditionally have a /dev/log or similar socket used by the system logger to accept messages. Applications use the syslog(3) system call to send messages to the system logger.
|It is recommended to disable FlowControl when this module is used to collect local Syslog messages from the /dev/log Unix domain socket. Otherwise, if the corresponding Output queue becomes full, the syslog() system call will block in any programs trying to write to the system log and an unresponsive system may result.|
The im_uds module accepts the following directives in addition to the common module directives.
This specifies the path of the Unix domain socket. The default is
If set to TRUE, this optional boolean directive instructs the module to create the directory where the UDS socket file is located, if it does not already exist. The default is FALSE.
This directive specifies the domain socket type. Supported values are
stream. The default is
Use this directive to set the group ownership for the created socket. By default, this is the group NXLog is running as, (which may be specified by the global Group directive).
Use this directive to set the user ownership for the created socket. By default, this is the user NXLog is running as (which may be specified by the global User directive).
This directive specifies the permissions to use for the created socket. This must be a four-digit octal value beginning with a zero. By default, universal read/write permissions will be set (octal value