The input object, as its name suggests, describes message input sources. Without input, no processing happens at all, because no messages enter the rsyslog system. Inputs are implemented via input modules.

The input object has different parameters:

  • those that apply to all input and are generally available for all inputs. These are documented below.

  • input-specific parameters. These are specific to a certain type of input. They are documented by the input module in question.

General Input Parameters

Note: parameter names are case-insensitive.

type <type-string>


The <type-string> is a string identifying the input module as given it each module’s documentation. For example, the UDP syslog input is named “imudp”.

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:

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