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