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Old 10-10-2016, 03:41 AM   #1
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Question Creating a Syslog Server


Hello,

I'm trying to create a syslog server and need to choose a distribution to work with; which should I choose and why?
 
Old 10-10-2016, 03:49 AM   #2
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not really relevant. I mean anyone can serve you almost the same way. There can be other, more important preferences.
 
Old 10-10-2016, 03:57 AM   #3
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Just so it's clear; I'm looking to create my own Syslog server - so creating it on Debian would work properly? I heard Debian is a bit slow; would this affect it at all?
 
Old 10-10-2016, 04:00 AM   #4
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Debian? Slow? Where had you seen that?

It may be slow on the release side, as the Debian team prefers things to be solid, so you won't see a release as often, say six months, like other distros. More like two to three years with Debian. That's the only thing slow I can see about Debian.
 
Old 10-10-2016, 04:06 AM   #5
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Ah ok, I must have missread something. So setting up a syslog server on Debian would work? Is there any distribution that might be preferred?
 
Old 10-10-2016, 04:25 AM   #6
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As pan64 stated, any of them could do it. Pick one you're familiar with, or wish to become so, and go from there. You don't state your purposes other than a "syslog server", whatever that may be. If it's for your company, go stable with Debian or CentOS. If personal, pick anything.
 
Old 10-10-2016, 04:37 AM   #7
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Also, you're not obligated to chase new releases unless you want to. Ubuntu LTS has a five year support life, which is something to consider. Debian and, probably, Devuan have a little shorter. The big choice will be APT- vs RPM-based distros, especially if you find one package system easier than the other.

But, yeah, as people have written above, any distro will work as a log server. You could even go with a different OS all together and try FreeBSD or OpenBSD.
 
Old 10-10-2016, 06:57 AM   #8
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I have used Ubuntu 14.04 following https://www.digitalocean.com/communi...n-ubuntu-14-04

I'd do it again using 16.04 given https://www.digitalocean.com/communi...n-ubuntu-16-04

Debian would be a good choice IMO if those failed, or you wanted to "up your game" and try it.

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