[syslog-ng]Anyone using swatch with R_ISODATE set?

Jason Haar syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 09:24:24 +1300

Hi there

I'm using swatch 3.1beta and it's throttling option isn't too happy about me
using R_ISODATE in my syslogs.


2003-02-24T20:21:17+0000 server.name mail info qmail: 1046118077.034427
 status: local 0/10 remote 0/100

As you can see, I've put all possible information about each syslog record
in: UTC timestamped, plus facility and priority.

Anyway, swatch doesn't like that timestamp format and probably doesn't like
the rest either. I've tried using the new perl_code option to remap how it
matches, but it looks like it didn't expect anyone to be screwing around
with the timestamp so much :-)

Anyone else got it to work? At the moment I'm having to pump the syslogs
through a prefilter to convert back into "standard" syslog format to keep
swatch happy - it works, but a hack is a hack...



Jason Haar
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