[syslog-ng] syslog-ng 3.4.0alpha3 has been released

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Sat Jun 30 08:37:26 CEST 2012

PACKAGE             : syslog-ng
VERSION             : 3.4.0alpha3
SUMMARY             : new stable release
DATE                : Jun 30, 2012


  A new version of syslog-ng Open Source Edition (3.4.0alpha3) has been
  released. For latest fixes in the 3.4.x branch you are recommended to
  upgrade to this version.


	Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:32:54 +0200

	* Added set-tag() and clear-tag() rewrite rules.

	* Added a marker() option to the json-parser(), which indicates that
	  a message is indeed has a json payload. Used to implement a
	  cee-style payload parser.


	* The system source automatically detectd systemd and defines the
	  proper log socket accordingly. Also, if the system() source is not
	  used, a workaround to use the systemd supplied log socket instead
	  of /dev/log was applied. This kicks in if syslog-ng is running
	  under systemd and its config version is 3.3 or less.

	* Support for FreeBSD's utmpx database.

	Featured ported from the Premium Edition

	* Added 12 hour time related macros $AMPM and $HOUR12

	* Added $USEC and $MSEC macros for micro and milliseconds

	* Added $SYSUPTIME that expands to the time since syslog-ng started
	  in the number of 1/100th of a second (just like in the SNMP
	  sysUptime value).

	* db-parser(): added field extraction to the matching or program

	* Added support for Cisco extended timestamp format, one that
	  includes time synchronity information and sequence numbers.


	* Added support for mark-mode() that allows the customization how
	  MARK messages are generated.


	* Fixed a possible segmentation fault in threaded mode when
	  dns-cache-hosts() is used.

	* Incorrect encoding of data caused UDP and unix-dgram() receives to
	  be erroneously closed, so no further data would be received. This
	  has been fixed.  Incorrect encoding of incoming data causes the
	  connection for connection oriented transports (like tcp() and
	  unix-stream()) to be closed, but the same condition is ignored for
	  datagram oriented transports (like udp() or unix-dgram()).

	* Accept empty source and destination object in the configuration

	* Fixed a linking issue when using the SMTP destination.

	* Ignore SIGHUP in the supervisor process.

	* Fixed fsync() behaviour for destination files.

	* Fixed a possible NULL deref in db-parser() correllation when
	  context-scope is not defined.

	Other changes:
	* Added a --disable-smtp configure option.

	* Integrated unit test refactorization changes from the BalaBit
	  syslog-ng and SSB teams.

	* Added systemd alias "syslog" to the unit file.

        syslog-ng is developed as a community project, and as such it relies
        on volunteers to do the work necessarily to produce syslog-ng.

        Reporting bugs, testing changes, writing code or simply providing
        feedback are all important contributions, so please if you are a
        user of syslog-ng, contribute.

        These people have helped in this release:

           Alexander Komyagin <komyagin at altell.ru>
           EgonB <egon at local.ee>
           Evan Rempel <erempel at uvic.ca>
           Imre Lazar <imre at balabit.hu>
           Jose Pedro Oliveira <jpo at di.uminho.pt>
           Mark Ulmer <mark.ulmer at apollogrp.edu>
           Patrick Hemmer
           Peter Czanik <czanik at balabit.hu>
           Attila Magyar <athos at balabit.hu>
           Attila Nagy <naat at balabit.hu>
           Balazs Scheidler <bazsi at balabit.hu>
           Gergely Nagy <algernon at balabit.hu>
           Juhasz Viktor <jviktor at balabit.hu>
           Peter Gyorko <gyorkop at balabit.hu>
           Viktor Juhasz <jviktor at balabit.hu>


  You can download the source packages from:


  The documentation of the syslog-ng Open Source Edition is available in
  The syslog-ng Open Source Edition Administrator's Guide at


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