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Linux.com: Interview: syslog-ng 2.0 developer Balázs Scheidler

Dec 15, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Fekete)

"NewsForge: How and why did you start the project?

"Balázs Scheidler: Back in 1998 the main Hungarian telecommunication company was looking for someone on a local Linux mailing list to port nsyslog to Linux. nsyslog--developed by Darren Reed--was at that time incomplete, somewhat buggy, and available only for BSD. While at university, I had been working for an ISP and got often annoyed with syslogd: it creates too many files, it is difficult to find and move the important information, and so on. Developing a better syslog application was a fitting task for me..."

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