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PLSQL, syslog and the story of Bolas spiders

So I am setting up a server for a bigger project that I'm playing with at the moment, and I wanted a quick and easy correlated way of logging messages/errors locally on the machine as well as using my airbrake utility. So I wanted all my components to write to the syslog on the linux server I'm setting up, even my database.

So the very first thing you want to read, whenever you want to implement any protocol/service/functionality, is the RFC if one exists. Syslog RFC number is 3164.