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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 3/26/2018.

remote_syslog tails one or more log files and sends syslog messages to a
remote central syslog server. It generates packets itself, ignoring the system
syslog daemon, so its configuration doesn't affect system-wide logging.


  • Collecting logs from servers & daemons which don't natively support syslog
  • When reconfiguring the system logger is less convenient than a
    purpose-built daemon (e.g., automated app deployments)
  • Aggregating files not generated by daemons (e.g., package manager logs)

This code is tested with the hosted log management service Papertrail
and should work for transmitting to any syslog server.

remotesyslog2 is a rewrite of the ruby [remotesyslog] package. Not all
features of the ruby version are supported, and there are some backwards
incompatible changes.

To install remote_syslog2, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install remote-syslog2

To upgrade remote_syslog2, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade remote-syslog2


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName            = "$env:chocolateyPackageName"
      url                    = ''
      url64bit               = ''
      UnzipLocation          = "$env:TMP"
      checksum               = 'd5f907200d7a49131ceea04d2d70bf903fde6985fd1c60106d98ab5cef5146c6'
      checksum64             = '933bedeb12d09be373924a40975232eb3c15030f4cea3599278f35289e4872e2'
      checksumType           = 'sha256'
      checksumType64         = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    $packageArgs = @{
      FileFullPath           = "$env:TMP\remote_syslog_windows_i386.tar"
      FileFullPath64         = "$env:TMP\remote_syslog_windows_amd64.tar"
      Destination            = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Papertrail Inc.


Copyright (c) 2013-2017 Papertrail Inc.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
remote_syslog2 0.19 52 Friday, August 10, 2018 approved
remote_syslog2 0.18 46 Friday, August 10, 2018 approved
remote_syslog2 0.17 46 Friday, August 10, 2018 approved
remote_syslog2 0.16 51 Friday, August 10, 2018 approved
remote_syslog2 0.15 60 Friday, August 10, 2018 approved

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