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       socklog - small and secure syslogd replacement for use with runit


       socklog [-rRU] [unix] [path]
       socklog [-rR] inet [ip] [port]
       socklog [-rR] ucspi [args]


       socklog  is  run  under  runit’s  runsv(8),  writing syslog messages it
       receives from unix domain socket path or an  inet  udp  socket  ip:port
       through a pipe provided by runsv(8) to a svlogd(8) process.

       socklog  can be run as an ucspi application to listen to an unix domain
       stream socket and for more flexible distributed logging.

       If the environment variables $UID  and/or  $GID  are  present,  socklog
       drops  permissions  to  those ids after creating and binding the socket
       (not in ucspi mode).

       socklog converts syslog facility  and  priority  information  to  names
       (facility.priority:)  as found in /usr/include/syslog.h at compile time
       if present.

       On solaris socklog also accepts sun_stream as  first  argument.  Please
       see the web page for details.


       socklog [ unix ] [ path ]

       Starting socklog with the 1st argument unix, socklog will listen to the
       unix domain socket path.  If path is omitted, the default  /dev/log  is

       The 1st argument may be omitted, default is unix.


       socklog inet [ ip ] [ port ]

       Starting socklog with the 1st argument inet, socklog will listen to the
       inet udp socket ip:port.

       If ip starts with 0, socklog will bind to all local interfaces.

       If port is less or equal 1024, socklog must be run by root.

       port may be omitted, default is 514.  ip may be omitted, default is  0.

       socklog  prepends  a.b.c.d:  to  each syslog message it receives, where
       a.b.c.d is the ip address of the connecting system.


       socklog ucspi [ args ]

       Starting socklog with the 1st argument ucspi, socklog will  run  as  an
       ucspi  application. Normally socklog will only be started in ucspi mode
       by an ucspi server tool, such as tcpsvd(8), tcpserver(1) or unixserver.

       For each arg, socklog will prepend $arg: to each syslog message, if the
       environment variable $arg is present (maximum is 8).


       -r     raw.  Write the raw syslog messages (no conversion  of  facility
              and priority) to the pipe, additionally to the log messages with
              syslog facility and priority converted to names.

       -R     raw only.  Same as -r above, but write the raw  syslog  messages

       -U     respect  umask.   Don’t  set  umask  to 0 before creating a unix
              domain socket, but respect  the  current  setting  of  umask(2).
              This option only takes effect in unix mode.


       sv(8),  runsvdir(8),  runsv(8), svlogd(8), tryto(1), uncat(1), socklog-
       check(8), tcpsvd(8), nc(1)


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