Python – code to emit syslog message.

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This article will discuss a quick and dirty method used for creating syslog events. This is handy for testing syslog logging. It should be noted that this is just one method. There are a number of tools for this including Windows tools for testing.

I got cheap and put the code on github. I have credited the original author. The code is configured to use the “LAB” Syslog server configured in a separate post.

git clone
root@ubuntu2:~/syslogger# python
root@syslog:/var/log# tail --lines 1 syslog
Apr  4 18:38:01 Hi

Just a reminder that a log message can be easily created with “logger”

logger -T -P 514 -n "B@TTERup"
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