2.10.1. BSD-syslog or legacy-syslog messages The syslog-ng Premium Edition 7 Administrator Guide
This section describes the format of a syslog message, according to the legacy-syslog or BSD-syslog protocol. A syslog message consists of the following parts:
The total message cannot be longer than 1024 bytes.
The following is a sample syslog message: <133>Feb 25 14:09:07 webserver syslogd: restart. The message corresponds to the following format: <priority>timestamp hostname application: message. The different parts of the message are explained in the following sections.
The syslog-ng application supports longer messages as well. For details, see the