[syslog-ng] weird "program name:" shortening to just "name:"

Geller, Sandor (IT) Sandor.Geller at morganstanley.com
Thu Jul 3 12:04:52 CEST 2008


> Hi,
>    I've just noticed something very odd in syslog-ng. It shortens the
> program name without my consent.

This might be fixed by patching syslog-ng, but you should be
aware that syslog isn't about writing random strings to logs.
If you're violating the RFC (and you definitely do here),
then expect troubles. period.

syslogd is quite dumb, it simply logs what it gets. If you
want syslog-ng to do the same then either use the no-parse
option and/or use $MSG in a template.



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