[icecast-dev] Icecast 2: planned stuff.

Erich J. Ritzmann ejritz at genema.org
Sun Feb 2 08:20:41 PST 2003

Syslog is the proper way to do logging on a UNIX/Linux system.   In a 
serious production environment, you tend to be automatically 
disqualified from consideration for doing anything different -- it's 
just too much of a headache to figure out all the quirks of 
non-standard applications.  On the other hand, if  ICECAST was only 
ever intended as a hobby, then it really doesn't matter.

The advantage of centralization from a system management perspective is 
significant.  Everything from the standard location of logs, to 
simplicity  of log rotation, to the ease with which you can configure 
the logging level using standard syslog configuration -- these are all 
highly valued if you are trying to keep hundreds of applications alive 
in production setting.   I know it's boring stuff to code, but don't 
underestimate its value to the user.

On Sunday, Feb 2, 2003, at 09:46 America/Montreal, Pierre Amadio wrote:

>>> - syslog logging
>> Not sure if that's really all that worthwhile. What's the reasoning 
>> behind
>> this one?
> Nothing particular, i was just thinking it's cool to have a centralised
> way of dealing with logs when i was writing the list of potential todo
> stuff. Not a big deal if it's not done.

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