rsyslog 8.34.0 (v8-stable) released

Today, we release rsyslog 8.34.0. Most notably is the large refactoring of the imfile module as well as the new module mmkubernetes (contributed). Additionaly, a lot of improvements and fixes have been added to the current release, too many to list them all. So please take a look at the changelog for all the details. […]

rsyslog 8.28.0 (v8-stable) released

We have released rsyslog 8.28.0. This release features a lot of changes. Again, the most notable change is a way more robust, yet still experimental, support for Kafka output and input. In addition to this, there is a new build requirement for librelp 1.2.14 du to API requirements in imrelp and many changes/fixes for omfwd, […]

rsyslog 8.27.0 (v8-stable) released

We have released rsyslog 8.27.0. This release provides, apart from a lot of fixes, many useful feature enhancements. Most notably is the imkafka module, which allows the use of kafka as an input. In addition to this, imptcp and imtcp received quite a number of enhancements and the overall error reporting got improved quite a […]

rsyslog 8.25.0 (v8-stable) released

We have released rsyslog 8.25.0. This release brings quite a number of changes and fixes. The most notable is that imfile now supports wildcards in directory names, which permits to monitor newly created directories without making changes to the configuration. For a complete list of changes, fixes and enhancements, please visit the ChangeLog. ChangeLog: […]

rsyslog 8.23.0 (v8-stable) released

We have released rsyslog 8.23.0. This release is packed with changes and enhancements. One of the most interesting might be the removal of the SHA2-224 hash algorithm for KSI signatures. This is considered insecure and is no longer supported by the KSI library. Also notable are the changes to imfile, omfile and omelasticsearch, among lots […]

rsyslog 8.18.0 (v8-stable) released

We have released rsyslog 8.18.0. This is mostly a bug-fixing release. Among the big number of fixes are a few additions to the testbench and some minor enhancements for several modules (like redis, omkafka, imfile) to provide more convenience. To get a full overview over the changes, please take a look at the Changelog. ChangeLog: […]

Changelog for 8.18.0 (v8-stable)

Version 8.18.0 [v8-stable] 2016-04-19 testbench: When running privdrop tests testbench tries to drop user to “rsyslog”, “syslog” or “daemon” when running as root and you don’t explict set RSYSLOG_TESTUSER environment variable. Make sure the unprivileged testuser can write into tests/ dir! templates: add option to convert timestamps to UTC closes omjournal: fix segfault (regression […]

rsyslog 8.16.0 (v8-stable) released

We have released rsyslog 8.16.0. This release is mostly a bugfixing release with fixes for impstats, omelasticsearch, imfile, ommail and many more. The biggest change however is the addition of the extraction support in rsgtutil for ksi support ( To get a full overview over the changes, please take a look at the Changelog. ChangeLog: […]

Changelog for 8.16.0 (v8-stable)

—————————————————————————— Version 8.16.0 [v8-stable] 2016-01-26 rsgtutil: Added extraction support including loglines and hash chains. More details on how to extract loglines can be found in the rsgtutil manpage. See also: clean up doAction output module interface We started with char * pointers, but used different types of pointers over time. This lead to alignment […]

Connecting with Logstash via Apache Kafka

Original post: Recipe: rsyslog + Kafka + Logstash by @Sematext This recipe is similar to the previous rsyslog + Redis + Logstash one, except that we’ll use Kafka as a central buffer and connecting point instead of Redis. You’ll have more of the same advantages: rsyslog is light and crazy-fast, including when you want it […]

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