[syslog-ng]Cisco CSS Logging

syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu
Wed, 18 Feb 2004 17:55:26 -0500

Here are some syslog message examples and a snoop I ran:

CSS syslog-ng message:
2004.02.18 17:32:05 7 local7 info 7264 NETMAN-6: CLMcmd: sho run service
Router syslog-ng message:
2004.02.18 17:37:07 NYPRRT10 local7 info 1354469: SLOT 1:Feb 18
17:37:05.268 EST: %SEC-6-IPACCESSLOGP: list 112 denied tcp ->

When I snoop the line I get this: I didn't include the IP header and UDP
header as I don't think its pertinent.
CSS syslog payload message:
SYSLOG:  "<190>FEB 18 11:04:23 7/1 7187 NETMAN-6: CLMcmd: show run own"
Router payload message:
SYSLOG:  "<190>1341226: SLOT 1:Feb 18 11:12:43.016 EST: %SEC-6-IPACCES"

The payload does not contain the source IP address for either the CSS or
for a router, however, syslog-ng gets the source address/hostname of the
router but not the CSS.  Also, I see that
the message payload structure is quite different between a router and CSS.

Nate Campi <nate@campin.net>@lists.balabit.hu on 18 Feb 2004 15:04

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On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 01:21:19PM -0500, Gary.Metelitsa@us.hsbc.Com wrote:
> I'm running syslog-ng 1.6.0rc.1 It is not able to pick up the IP address
> coming from a Cisco Content Switch (formerly Arrowpoint) generated syslog
> message.  All other routers and switches have their ip address.  Regular
> syslog picks up the IP address field.  Has anyone come across this?


Please supply a log example, I'm not sure what you mean.

IMHO one should have to pass a test on DNS before publishing a CNAME. ;)
 - Greg White

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