[syslog-ng] insider 2013-06: syslog-ng 3.4.2 released; PatternDB update; GSoC; RSS destination

Peter Czanik czanik at balabit.hu
Thu Jun 13 13:36:41 CEST 2013

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the 25th issue of the syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter 
that brings you syslog-ng related news.


syslog-ng 3.4.2 is released


Last week syslog-ng 3.4.2 was released, the first bugfix release in the 
3.4 series. The most important fix is for a hang when suppress() was 
used. A full list of changes is available in git at: 

Sources are available from git or as tgz from 

For third-party binary packages for various Linux and UNIX platforms, visithttp://www.balabit.com/network-security/syslog-ng/opensource-logging-system/downloads/3rd-party  for 3^rd    party binary packages for various distributions and UNIX variants.

PatternDB git moved and updated


The BalaBit patterndb git moved recently to github. It’s available now 
at https://github.com/balabit/syslog-ng-patterndb instead of our server. 
That way the patterns are available next to the syslog-ng sources, and 
are also faster to download. We have also updated, reorganized and 
extended the available patterns. For details, read 

syslog-ng is participating GSoC again


Just as last year, syslog-ng is participating in the Google Summer of 
Code under the umbrella of the openSUSE project. Two of our candidates 
have the opportunity to code all summer long as GsoC students. Gyula 
Petrovicswill work on a faster MySQL destination, which works without 
libdbi. The other student, Tihamér Petrovics, will add a redis 
destination, which can not only store logs but also provide counters and 
help with statistics.

Related blogs:



RSS destination

RSS destination is a neat little feature of syslog-ng. It can store up 
to 100 pieces log lines, and can serve them as an Atom feed.
This destination works as a FIFO, so if it is full, the last incoming 
log line kicks out the first one. Now you are able to read the alerts 
from your machines in your favorite RSS reader (well, unfortunately not 
in Google Reader).

Available at https://github.com/talien/syslog-ng in the 
feature/rss-destination branch.



    Using a low power gadget as syslog-ng server:

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Peter Czanik (CzP) <czanik at balabit.hu>
BalaBit IT Security / syslog-ng upstream

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