Perl-friendly message queue-like system

Jason Clifford jason at
Thu Sep 22 12:33:51 BST 2011

On Thu, 2011-09-22 at 09:15 +0100, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> I have a bunch of servers doing mail ilftering.  I would like them to send tiny messages about the results of said filtering to a central point.  I would then like something at the central point to pop messages off the queue and update a database.  Think of it as sort of a centralised collection point for statistical data.  If the odd message gets eaten, it really doesn't matter.

Would a simple syslog based solution do the job? I still have a simple
system in place that uses syslog to distribute messages as necessary
with the target server throwing them into a pipe and a very simple perl
script taking messages from the pipe and updating an authentication

It is very simple and works very well.

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