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Version: v4.18

syslog

Reads syslog messages.

Synopsis

syslog

Description

Syslog is a standard format for message logging. Tenzir supports reading syslog messages in both the standardized "Syslog Protocol" format (RFC 5424), and the older "BSD syslog Protocol" format (RFC 3164).

Depending on the syslog format, the result can be different. Here's an example of a syslog message in RFC 5424 format:

<165>8 2023-10-11T22:14:15.003Z mymachineexamplecom evntslog 1370 ID47 [exampleSDID@32473 eventSource="Application" eventID="1011"] Event log entry

With this input, the parser will produce the following output, with the schema name syslog.rfc5424:

{
"facility": 20,
"severity": 5,
"version": 8,
"timestamp": "2023-10-11T22:14:15.003000",
"hostname": "mymachineexamplecom",
"app_name": "evntslog",
"process_id": "1370",
"message_id": "ID47",
"structured_data": {
"exampleSDID@32473": {
"eventSource": "Application",
"eventID": 1011
}
},
"message": "Event log entry"
}

Here's an example of a syslog message in RFC 3164 format:

<34>Nov 16 14:55:56 mymachine PROGRAM: Freeform message

With this input, the parser will produce the following output, with the schema name syslog.rfc3164:

{
"facility": 4,
"severity": 2,
"timestamp": "Nov 16 14:55:56",
"hostname": "mymachine",
"app_name": "PROGRAM",
"process_id": null,
"content": "Freeform message"
}

Examples

Read a syslog file:

from mylog.log read syslog