RSyslog Documentation

MaxMind/GeoIP DB lookup (mmdblookup)

Module Name:

mmdblookup

Author:

chenryn

Available:

8.24+

Purpose

MaxMindDB is the new file format for storing information about IP addresses in a highly optimized, flexible database format. GeoIP2 Databases are available in the MaxMind DB format.

Plugin author claimed a MaxMindDB vs GeoIP speed around 4 to 6 times.

How to build the module

To compile Rsyslog with mmdblookup you’ll need to:

  • install libmaxminddb-devel package

  • set –enable-mmdblookup on configure

Configuration Parameter

Note

Parameter names are case-insensitive.

Module Parameters

container

type

default

mandatory

obsolete legacy directive

word

!iplocation

no

none

New in version 8.28.0.

Specifies the container to be used to store the fields amended by mmdblookup.

Input Parameters

key

type

default

mandatory

obsolete legacy directive

word

none

yes

none

Name of field containing IP address.

mmdbfile

type

default

mandatory

obsolete legacy directive

word

none

yes

none

Location of Maxmind DB file.

fields

type

default

mandatory

obsolete legacy directive

array

none

yes

none

Fields that will be appended to processed message. The fields will always be appended in the container used by mmdblookup (which may be overridden by the “container” parameter on module load).

By default, the maxmindb field name is used for variables. This can be overridden by specifying a custom name between colons at the beginning of the field name. As usual, bang signs denote path levels. So for example, if you want to extract “!city!names!en” but rename it to “cityname”, you can use “:cityname:!city!names!en” as field name.

Examples

Minimum configuration

This example shows the minimum configuration.

# load module
module( load="mmdblookup" )

action( type="mmdblookup" mmdbfile="/etc/rsyslog.d/GeoLite2-City.mmdb"
             fields=["!continent!code","!location"] key="!clientip" )

Custom container and field name

The following example uses a custom container and custom field name

# load module
module( load="mmdblookup" container="!geo_ip")

action( type="mmdblookup" mmdbfile="/etc/rsyslog.d/GeoLite2-City.mmdb"
             fields=[":continent:!continent!code", ":loc:!location"]
             key="!clientip")

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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