RSyslog Documentation

Overview

Write a bit about the logging challenge.

What is Rsyslog?

Rsyslog is a rocket-fast system for log processing. It offers high-performance, great security features and a modular design. While it started as a regular syslogd, rsyslog has evolved into a kind of swiss army knife of logging, being able to

  • accept inputs from a wide variety of sources,
  • transform them,
  • and output the results to diverse destinations.

Rsyslog has a strong enterprise focus but also scales down to small systems.

Message flow in rsyslog

From where to where and when… describes the flow.

Input

Message Transformation

Output

Output format: Templates

See also

Help with configuring/using Rsyslog:

  • Mailing list - best route for general questions
  • GitHub: rsyslog source project - detailed questions, reporting issues that are believed to be bugs with Rsyslog
  • Stack Exchange (View, Ask) - experimental support from rsyslog community

See also

Contributing to Rsyslog:

Copyright 2008-2020 Rainer Gerhards (Großrinderfeld), and Others.

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