Installing RSyslog 5 on RHEL 4 / 5

To have rsyslog working correctly on RHEL 4 or 5, some conditions have to be met. The method described has been tested with rsyslog 5.7.1. First of all compile and install the dependencies. gnutls-2.8.6.tar.bz2 libgcrypt-1.4.6.tar.gz libgpg-error-1.9.tar.gz libtasn1-2.2.tar.gz After that, you can install rsyslog using the following commands: ./configure PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig –enable-gnutls make make install It could […]

Changing the settings

Go back to What is imuxsock? Before we can begin testing on how rate limiting works, we should change the default settings. By default, rate limiting will only work, if a process sends more than 200 messages in 5 seconds.To have some influence on the rate limiting we have basically two options: $SystemLogRateLimitInterval [number] $SystemLogRateLimitBurst […]

Changelog for 5.7.1 (v5-devel)

Version 5.7.1  [V5-DEVEL] (rgerhards), 2010-10-05 support for Hadoop’s HDFS added (via omhdfs) imuxsock now optionally use SCM_CREDENTIALS to pull the pid from the log socket itself (thanks to Lennart Poettering for the suggesting this feature) imuxsock now optionally uses per-process input rate limiting, guarding the user against processes spamming the system log (thanks to Lennart […]

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