System and kernel logging services
socklog, in cooperation with the runit package, is a small and secure replacement for syslogd. There are three main features syslogd provides: receiving syslog messages from an unix domain socket ("/dev/log") and writing them to various files on disk depending on facility and priority. receiving syslog messages from an udp socket ("0.0.0.0:514") and writing them to various files on disk depending on facility and priority. writing received syslog messages to an udp socket ("a.b.c.d:514").
socklog provides these features with the help of runit's runsvdir, runsv, and svlogd, provides a different network logging concept, and additionally does log event notification. svlogd has a built in log file rotation based on file size, so there is no need for any cron jobs or similar to rotate the logs. Log partitions can be calculated properly.