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1.180. rsyslog

1.180.1. RHBA-2010:0213: bug fix update

An updated rsyslog package that fixes various bugs and adds enhancements are now available.
The rsyslog package is an enhanced, multi-threaded syslog daemon. It supports MySQL, syslog/TCP, RFC 3195, permitted sender lists, filtering on any message part, and fine grain output format control. It is compatible with stock syslogd and can be used as a drop-in replacement. Rsyslog is simple to set up, with advanced features suitable for enterprise-class, encryption-protected syslog relay chains.
rsyslog has been rebased to upstream version 3.22.1-3. The rebased package provides fixes for the following bugs:
* when rsyslog had directories creation disabled with $CreateDirs off, regular file creation was also disabled. This resulted in a situation where directory creation needed to be enabled to allow regular file creation. File creation is now allowed in existing directories, even while directory creation is disabled. (BZ#473419)
* if remote messages were being queued, the local rsyslog daemon would stop logging when messages were being discarded or if TCP connections were being rejected. This also caused some applications to fail. The configuration details were updated, and local messages now continue being logged, even when remote messages are queued. (BZ#519201 & BZ#519203)
These rebased packages also provide the following enhancements:
* rsyslog can now handle a greater number of clients. (BZ#475217)
* support has been added for Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption and conditional filters. (BZ#488068)
* timezone conversion support has been added. All rsyslog messages should now appear in local time. (BZ#499186)
* the rsyslog server can now handle more than 1000 open files and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections. (BZ#519192)
All users of rsyslog are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues and add these enhancements.

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