[syslog-ng] [PATCH] anonymizing filter

Micah Anderson micah at riseup.net
Fri Nov 30 21:30:30 CET 2007

* Evan Rempel <erempel at uvic.ca> [071130 11:45]:
> I don't want to imply that this patch is in any way undesirable. On the contrary
> I think that it is very useful, however, the same result can be obtained by
> the general message rewrite facility that has already been proposed. I would rather
> have the authors work on the general message rewrite engine so that we can have a code
> base that meets more needs, rather than specific needs.

I agree that there may be better ways to do this in the future. However,
as it stands now (and has been since 2003, when we first wrote this
patch), this is the only way to do it now. I too would like to see a
general message rewrite engine, but I dont think adding this simple
patch to the existing system would really take that much away from that
work. It makes sense to me to include this yesterday and then when that
facility is available we can finally retire this patch which has been
tracking development for years.

Speaking of which, I noticed that 2.0.6 hit the website, so I've adapted
the patch to fix a few offsets that came about with the new version. Its

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