[Standards] Event Logging over XMPP

Peter Waher Peter.Waher at clayster.com
Sun Nov 10 14:27:32 UTC 2013

Hello Matthew and all others who responded.

Problem with Syslog is that it sends logs as text messages. This has made many complacent and only sent the corresponding text in a text message stanza as well. However, using the same (or similar) semantics and create a well-defined XML element that can be sent in message stanzas (or pubsub if desired) sounds like a good idea.

Furthermore, I'd like to add a well-defined feature that can be found during service discovery. This would allow for zero-configuration networks, where devices automatically understand to whom it can send events.

Anybody objects if I write a XEP proposal about this?

Best regards,
Peter Waher

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Wild [mailto:mwild1 at gmail.com] 
Sent: den 9 november 2013 15:31
To: XMPP Standards
Subject: Re: [Standards] Event Logging over XMPP

On 9 November 2013 18:24, Peter Waher <Peter.Waher at clayster.com> wrote:
> Hello
> Is anybody aware of event logging extensions for XMPP? XEP 0163, 207 
> and 316 all relate to publish/subscript (personal) events as I can 
> see. What I’m looking for is system and network events for system 
> administrators, like Syslog, for instance, but over XMPP.

No, but I have wished for such a XEP before now. I'd love to see a simple one that primarily defines a way to transport log messages over XMPP (perhaps re-using syslog semantics).


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