[syslog-ng] [Bug 281] New: Feature - allow for longer program name

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Thu May 29 05:18:23 CEST 2014


           Summary: Feature - allow for longer program name
           Product: syslog-ng
           Version: 3.5.x
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: unspecified
         Component: syslog-ng
        AssignedTo: bazsi at balabit.hu
        ReportedBy: erempel at uvic.ca
Type of the Report: ---
   Estimated Hours: 0.0

Given the specification for the structured syslog protocol (RFC 5424) allows for
an application name to be 48 characters and that the process ID is separate and it
is permitted to be 128 characters, it seems unreasonable to truncate the program/PID
combination to 32 characters.

I realize that the 32 character limit is in the RFC 3164 document, but other syslog
systems (rsyslog for example) do not enforce this limit.

I propose that you permit the program and PID together (the TAG) to be up to 48 characters
is length.

Specifically, I am having problems with the very common crond TAG entries of the form


which are being truncated by the syslog-ng server.


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