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For details on the news and highlights of syslog-ng Premium Edition 6 LTS, see the Release Notes.
For details on changes in The syslog-ng Premium Edition 6 LTS Administrator Guide, see the section called “Version 5 F3 - 5 F4”.
The syslog-ng application is used worldwide by companies and institutions who collect and manage the logs of several hosts, and want to store them in a centralized, organized way. Using syslog-ng is particularly advantageous for:
Internet Service Providers
Financial institutions and companies requiring policy compliance
Server, web, and application hosting companies
Wide area network (WAN) operators
Server farm administrators.
Among others, the following companies decided to use syslog-ng PE in their production environment:
Version 6.0.20 of the syslog-ng Premium Edition (syslog-ng PE) application is supported on AIX 7.1 for PowerPC.
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This chapter discusses the technical concepts of syslog-ng.
Typically, syslog-ng is used to manage log messages and implement centralized logging, where the aim is to collect the log messages of several devices on a single, central log server. The different devices — called syslog-ng clients — all run syslog-ng, and collect the log messages from the various applications, files, and other sources. The clients send all important log messages to the remote syslog-ng server, which sorts and stores them.