rsyslog 8.29.0 (v8-stable) released

We have released rsyslog 8.29.0.

This release features a number of changes. E.g. imptcp now has an experimental parameter for multiline messages, and new statistics counters.

Most notably though, is the improved error reporting in the rsyslog core and in several modules like imtcp, imptcp, omfwd and the core modules. There is also an article available about the improved/enhanced error reporting:

If you have questions or feedback in relation to the article and/or debug output, please let us know or leave a comment below the article.

Other than that, the new version provides quite a number of bugfixes.

For a complete list of changes, fixes and enhancements, please visit the ChangeLog.

The packages will follow when they are finished.


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, imfile, mmdblookup, imtcp and many more.

Please note that Kafka Support requires the librdkafka library as dependency, which itself has some new dependencies.

For a complete list of changes, fixes and enhancements, please visit the ChangeLog.

The packages will follow when they are finished.


rsyslog 8.26.0 (v8-stable) released

We have released rsyslog 8.26.0.

This release has liblognorm 2.0.3 as a build requirement. Also, there were quite some changes like internal error messages are enabled at all times and many more fixes and additions to modules like imrelp, imptcp, omfwd and many many more.

For a complete list of changes, fixes and enhancements, please visit the ChangeLog.


rsyslog 8.24.0 (v8-stable) released

We have released rsyslog 8.24.0.

This first release for 2017 brings a lot of changes. Most are detail enhancements for different modules. The biggest change is probably, that rsyslog now builds on the AIX platform.  Also 8.24.0 has two new message modification modules, which might be worth checking out. And a very useful addition is the ability to bind imudp and omfwd to a specific device.

For a complete list of changes, fixes and enhancements, please visit the ChangeLog.


Changelog for 8.8.0 (v8-stable)

Version 8.8.0 [v8-stable] 2015-02-24

  • omkafka: add support for dynamic topics and auto partitioning
    Thanks to Tait Clarridge for the patches.
  • imtcp/imptcp: support for broken Cisco ASA TCP syslog framing
  • omfwd: more detailled error messages in case of UDP send error
  • TLS syslog: enable capability to turn on GnuTLS debug logging
    This provides better diagnostics in hard-to-diagnose cases,
    especially when GnuTLS is extra-picky about certificates.
  • bugfix: $AbortOnUncleanConfig did not work
  • improve rsyslogd -v output and error message with meta information
    version number is now contained in error message and build platform in
    version output. This helps to gets rid of the usual “which version”
    question on mailing list, support forums, etc…
  • bugfix imtcp: octet-counted framing cannot be turned off
  • bugfix: build problems on Illuminos
    Thanks to Andrew Stormont for the patch
  • bugfix: invalid data size for iMaxLine global property
    It was defined as int, but inside the config system it was declared as
    size type, which uses int64_t. With legacy config statements, this could
    lead to misadressing, which usually meant the another config variable was
    overwritten (depending on memory layout).
  • bugfix: negative values for maxMessageSize global parameter were permitted

Changelog for 8.7.0 (v8-stable)

Version 8.7.0 [v8-stable] 2015-01-13

  • add message metadata “system” to msg object
    this permits to store metadata alongside the message
  • imfile: add support for “filename” metadata
    this is useful in cases where wildcards are used
  • imptcp: make stats counter names consistent with what imudp, imtcp uses
  • added new module “omkafka” to support writing to Apache Kafka
  • omfwd: add new “udp.senddelay” parameter
  • mmnormalize enhancements
    Thanks to Janmejay Singh for the patch.
  • RainerScript “foreach” iterator and array reading support
    Thanks to Janmejay Singh for the patch.
  • now requires liblognorm >= 1.0.2
  • add support for systemd >= 209 library names
  • BSD “ntp” facility (value 12) is now also supported in filter
    Thanks to Douglas K. Rand of Iteris, Inc. for the patch.
    Note: this patch was released under ASL 2.0 (see email-conversation).
  • bugfix: global(localHostName=”xxx”) was not respected in all modules
  • bugfix: emit correct error message on config-file-not-found
  • bugfix: impstats emitted invalid JSON format (if JSON was selected)
  • bugfix: (small) memory leak in omfile’s outchannel code
    Thanks to Koral Ilgun for reporting this issue.
  • bugfix: imuxsock did not deactivate some code not supported by platform
    Among potential other problemns, this caused build failure under Solaris.
    Note that this build problem just made a broader problem appear that so
    far always existed but was not visible.

Changelog for 7.5.4 (v7-devel)

Version 7.5.4 [devel] 2013-10-07

  • mmpstrucdata: new module to parse RFC5424 structured data into json message properties
  • change main/ruleset queue defaults to be more enterprise-like
    new defaults are queue.size 100,000 max workers 2, worker activation after 40,000 msgs are queued, batch size 256. These settings are much more useful for enterprises and will not hurt low-end systems that much. This is part of our re-focus on enterprise needs.
  • omfwd: new action parameter “maxErrorMessages” added
  • omfile: new module parameters to set action defaults added
    * dirCreateMode
    * fileCreateMode
  • mmutf8fix: new module to fix invalid UTF-8 sequences
  • imuxsock: handle unlimited number of additional listen sockets
  • doc: improve usability by linking to relevant web ressources
    The idea is to enable users to quickly find additional information, samples, HOWTOs and the like on the main site. At the same time, (very) slightly remove memory footprint when few listeners are monitored.
  • bugfix: omfwd parameter streamdrivermmode was not properly handled
    It was always overwritten by whatever value was set via the legacy directive $ActionSendStreamDriverMode
  • imtcp: add module parameter
    permits overriding the system default stream driver (gtls, ptcp)
  • bugfix: build system: libgcrypt.h needed even if libgrcypt was disabled
    Thanks to Jonny Törnbom for reporting this problem
  • imported bugfixes from 7.4.4
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