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omuxsock: Unix sockets Output Module

Module Name: omuxsock
Author: Rainer Gerhards <rgerhards@adiscon.com>
Available since: 4.7.3, 5.5.7

Purpose

This module supports sending syslog messages to local Unix sockets. Thus it provided a fast message-passing interface between different rsyslog instances. The counterpart to omuxsock is imuxsock. Note that the template used together with omuxsock must be suitable to be processed by the receiver.

Configuration Parameters

Note

Parameter names are case-insensitive.

obsolete legacy directives

  • $OMUxSockSocket Name of the socket to send data to. This has no default and must be set.
  • $OMUxSockDefaultTemplate This can be used to override the default template to be used together with omuxsock. This is primarily useful if there are many forwarding actions and each of them should use the same template.

Caveats/Known Bugs

Currently, only datagram sockets are supported.

Examples

Write all messages to socket

The following sample writes all messages to the “/tmp/socksample” socket.

$ModLoad omuxsock
$OMUxSockSocket /tmp/socksample
*.* :omuxsock:

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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