Basic Configuration

Newbie guide to rsyslog

Written by Jan Gerhards Here are some different guides for people, who never worked with rsyslog. First I’ll explain, how to install rsyslog. Besides, I will explain how to install some packages, which you will need to install rsyslog. There are two important ones and some minor ones. After that, I will show how to […]

Sending messages with tags larger than 32 characters

The relevant syslog RFCs 3164 and 5424 limit the syslog tag to 32 characters max. Messages with larger tag length are malformed and may be discarded by receivers. Anyhow, some folks sometimes need to send tags longer than permitted. To do so, a new template must be created and used when sending. The simplest way […]

Using the Text File Input Module

Log files should be processed by rsyslog. Here is some information on how the file monitor works. This will only describe setting up the Text File Input Module. Further configuration like processing rules or output methods will not be described. Things to think about The configuration given here should be placed on top of the […]

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