In this ~8 minute video Rainer Gerhards describes Howto store remote messages in a separate file. It’s actually one of the most frequently asked question on rsyslog forum and mailing list. Note: the tutorial is for legacy config format in order to help most people gain benefit from it.
First of all tcpflood is a testing tool of the rsyslog testbench which is able to send a lot of messages via tcp. This tool is included in the local rsyslog folder in ‘tests’. Before you can use tcpflood you have to build it first. Just switch in the mentioned folder and type make tcpflood […]
This article is tested with rsyslog 5.7.1 on Fedora 13. It will not work with version of rsyslog prior to 5.7.1. In rsyslog 5.7.1 we introduced rate limiting. This is a option for the Unix Socket Input module called imuxsock. In short, this option limits the amount of messages written into logfiles by a process, […]