[syslog-ng] syslog-ng relay pre-pends headers

Balazs Scheidler bazsi at balabit.hu
Sat Nov 3 19:24:10 CET 2007

On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 11:25 -0400, Mike Fratto wrote:
> I know this has been asked alot, but I haven't found a working answer
> (after much failed googling and reading the admin guide). I am using
> syslog-ng 2.0.5 on Fedora 7. I am trying to relay syslog messages.
> Syslog messages sent to syslog-ng in the format: "priority datestamp
> host message" are being relayed as "priority "datestamp of syslog-ng"
> "hostname of syslog-ng" "datestamp orig" "hostname original" message"
> I have chain_hostnames(no) defined and I restarted syslog-ng (the
> options stanza is below) but still the headers are pre-pended.

Where are you inspecting the relayed messages? On the wire, or on the
receiving side?

Maybe syslog-ng used an ISO timestamp and the receiver does not support


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