A Python logging broadcast handler
I have implemented a handler for the Python logging system called broadcast-logging which sends out the log messages via UDP broadcasts. This might be useful in case you want to sporadically listen to certain log messages, e.g. from a server, without setting up a special service for this purpose. Since broadcasts are sent via UDP and no explicit connections are set up, this might also be useful in case you want to debug TCP-connection-related issues while preventing artificial connections for the debugging session.
After installing the Python package, you can use the provided logging handler by configuring the logging system appropriately, e.g. via a config file like the following one:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 [loggers] keys=root [handlers] keys=broadcastHandler [formatters] keys=simpleFormatter [logger_root] level=DEBUG handlers=broadcastHandler [handler_broadcastHandler] class=broadcastlogging.BroadcastHandler level=DEBUG args=('192.168.0.255',55555)
In order to receive the logging messages, the
broadcastlogging module also provides an executable which replicates the log messages in a local program. It can be launched e.g. as follows:
1 python -m broadcastlogging -h -c -b '192.168.0.255' 55555
For further details, please refer to the online help of the module and the README file.