I was trying to implement some changes to syslogd on Ubuntu 10.04.02 LTS (Server edition). I found /etc/syslog.conf is not present on system, instead I have /etc/rsyslogd.d/*.conf. syslogd can be installed by installing inetutils-syslogd, but I am unable to decide the pros and cons of both systems. Also while installing inetutils-syslogd, I need to remove rsyslog and ubuntu-minimal. Would some one explain merits and de-merits of rsyslogd over syslogd.
Ubuntu Manpage for rsyslogd says this
So rsyslogd is not very much different from syslogd. Then why do we need rsyslogd?
This blog post explains why a second syslogd?. Excerpts from it:
No in depth comparison in this answer.
Have you taken a look at the
It says that