rsyslog 7.3.1 (v7-devel) released

We have just released 7.3.1 of the v7-devel branch. This version increases template processing speed, for the $NOW-family of properties very considerably. It also contains a compatibility change in regard to lumberjack structured logging. ChangeLog: Download: As always, feedback is appreciated. Best regards, Florian Riedl

Changelog for 7.3.1 (v7-devel)

Version 7.3.1  [devel] 2012-10-19 optimized template processing performance, especially for $NOW family of properties change lumberjack cookie to “@cee:” from “@cee: ” CEE originally specified the cookie with SP, whereas other lumberjack tools used it without space. In order to keep interop with lumberjack, we now use the cookie without space as well. I hope […]

Changelog for 6.5.1 (v6-beta)

Version 6.5.1 [BETA] 2012-10-11 added tool “logctl” to handle lumberjack logs in MongoDB imfile ported to new v6 config interface imfile now supports config parameter for maximum number of submits which is a fine-tuning parameter in regard to input baching added pure JSON output plugin parameter passing mode ommongodb now supports templates bugfix: imtcp could […]

rsyslog 6.5.1 (v6-beta) released

This is the new v6-beta, which includes the full v6-subset of the new config language as well as somewhat improved support for lumberjack/CEE. This version concludes development efforts for v6. Note that it is recommended to use v7 if you do not have any special need for v6. ChangeLog: Download: As always, feedback […]

rsyslog statistics counter

Rsyslog supports statistic counters via the impstats module. It is important to know that impstats and friends only provides an infrastructure where core components and plugins can register statistics counter. This FAQ entry tries to describe all counters available, but please keep in mind that there may exist that we  do not know about. When […]

rsyslog 5.9.4 (devel) released

This release provides support for “trusted properties”, which may enhance overall system security. This is a new concept and feedback on it is appreciated. For more details on trusted properties, please visit or Rainer’s blog post with some more background about trusted properties: In addition to this feature, we have reduced dependency on […]

Changelog for 5.9.4 (v5-devel)

Version 5.9.4 [V5-DEVEL], 2011-11-29 imuxsock: added capability to “annotate” messages with “trusted information”, which contains some properties obtained from the system and as such is sure to not be faked. This is inspired by the similiar idea introduced in systemd. removed dependency on gcrypt for recently-enough GnuTLS see: bugfix: imuxsock did no longer ignore […]

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