[syslog-ng] More then one application on same server

ashish talati ashishjtalati at yahoo.co.in
Mon Apr 9 18:24:13 CEST 2007

  below are the few logs generated in my local machine.
  In that first 2 logs are generated through one application and last log generated through second application. But as you can see all logs have the originating source as the pc196070/pc196070 which is the last 5 digits of my machine's ip address. I want to differentiate the logs coming from different application!! How can it possible?? ..You suggest me program filter...So is that a solution??...if yes then please let me know how to use it exactly...I am blank in how to use it..
   05/Apr/2007 11:18:36        pc196070/pc196070      DEBUG: - [Thread-  62/Client-0] Response: RESP:0;
  05/Apr/2007 11:18:36       pc196070/pc196070       Thread-62/Client-0] received: Enter command   
  05/Apr/2007 11:18:36    pc196070/pc196070       INFO: -NpiListener.Listener - Port 12346 successfully opened. Waiting for connecti...        
  Thank you.
  From: syslog-ng-bounces at lists.balabit.hu on behalf of Geller, Sandor (IT)
Sent: Wed 4/4/2007 11:37 AM
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Subject: RE: [syslog-ng] More then one application on same server

    > Hi,
> Thank you very much for your reply.
> But as I am new in this so can you please be more specific
> that how can I use the Program() filter??
> Let me again tell you my specific issue- I have a Tomcat
> server running and in that server I have 3 application or
> nodes that generates the logs and dump into tomcat
> server....Now when I use the syslog it gives me all the logs
> mix with the generating source name as the hostname (tomcat
> server)....but I want that syslog should give me the logs
> which has the field in it from which I can identify that this
> log is generated in this application and this is in other...
> So I hope  I describe the problem to give you exact idea!!
> I will be thankful to you if you help me in this.

Could you show some lines from your log originating from
different programs? I'm not familiar with tomcat, so I
don't understand your issue exactly...

Maybe the logs have a field which could be used to
differentiate between your tomcat apps.



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