[syslog-ng] AIX syslogd alternate message format

Evan Rempel erempel at uvic.ca
Tue Oct 10 21:30:36 CEST 2006

When logging from an AIX server, the format of the message can be

<$PRI>$DATE Message forwarded from $HOST: $MESSAGE

and syslog-ng handles this quite nicely, however, if an AIX machine is configured to use the "-s" option (short version) 
to the AIX syslogd subsystem, the message may be of the format


It would be nice if syslog-ng handled this as well.

I realize that I am asking for syslog-ng to "fix" another vendors problem, but in IBM's defense, starting in AIX 5.2 
there is a "-n" option to syslogd that prevents it from prepending anything to a message, resulting in

unfortunately, there is no host at all.

Evan Rempel                erempel at uvic.ca
Senior Programmer Analyst        250.721.7691
Computing Services
University of Victoria

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