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Reliable delivery of logs - can you trust TCP?

When considering your log collection strategy, a decision you have to make is which transport protocol to use to transfer logs from source to destination. The choice is often between the two most commonly used protocols, UDP (User Datagram Protocol) and TCP (Transfer Control Protocol). Which one to use depends on the type of logs you need to transfer, and whether performance or reliability is more important. This blog post will compare these protocols, discuss why TCP is usually the preferred choice, and provide some options to further increase log delivery reliability with NXLog Enterprise Edition.