[syslog-ng] Invalid frame header; header=''

jnordwick jnordwick at allstontrading.com
Tue Oct 13 21:41:41 CEST 2009

I can't seem to get syslog-ng to recongnize a syslog message. I used  
the example message you give in the docs, but all it says is  "Invalid  
frame header".

Here is the error message:

Oct 13 14:35:55 logger-01 syslog-ng[29653]: Invalid frame header;  

here is how I'm sending my test message:

echo "<34>1 2003-10-11T22:14:15.003Z mymachine.example.com su - ID47 -  
BOM'su root' failed for lonvick on /dev/pts/8" | nc logger-01 20514

Here is the config:

options {

source src {
     syslog(ip("") port(20514) transport("tcp"));

destination dest { file("/data/local/logs/sys.log" owner(xl) group 
(xl)); };

log { source(src); destination(dest); };

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