Network stream drivers are a layer between various parts of rsyslogd (e.g. the imtcp module) and the transport layer. They provide sequenced delivery, authentication and confidentiality to the upper layers. Drivers implement different capabilities.
Users need to know about netstream drivers because they need to configure the proper driver, and proper driver properties, to achieve desired results (e.g. a Encrypting Syslog Traffic with TLS (SSL) [short version]).
Current Network Stream Drivers¶
Help with configuring/using
Mailing list - best route for general questions
GitHub: rsyslog source project - detailed questions, reporting issues that are believed to be bugs with
Stack Exchange (View, Ask) - experimental support from rsyslog community
Source project: rsyslog project README.
Documentation: rsyslog-doc project README
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