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syslog-ng Premium Edition


2.3.3. Server mode

Figure 2.4. Server-mode operation

Server-mode operation

In server mode, syslog-ng acts as a central log-collecting server. It receives messages from syslog-ng clients and relays over the network, and stores them locally in files, or passes them to other applications, for example log analyzers.

Running syslog-ng Premium Edition in server mode requires a license file. The license determines how many individual hosts can connect to the server. For details on how syslog-ng PE calculates the number of hosts, see Section 2.7, Licensing.