[syslog-ng] Send Apache log to a separate loghost

Scheidler, Balázs balazs.scheidler at balabit.com
Fri Feb 13 11:23:29 CET 2015

Well, 1.6.x was branched around 2004 and was maintained for some more years
(until 2007 Feb). Then syslog-ng 2.0 was rewritten from scratch. (rewrite
starte in 2001 the first release in 2006).

So I would definitely upgrade, it's been a complete rewrite away for almost
a decade.


On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 11:58 PM, Jakub Jankowski <shasta at toxcorp.com>

> On 11.02.2015 23:33, Manning, Lee wrote:
> > In version 1.6.11 of syslog-ng, I need to send Apache logs to a
> > different loghost than the rest of the system logs.  Is that possible?
> > If so, how?
> >
> > Our syslog-ng was set up quite some time ago by an admin who is no
> > longer around.  I’ve spent more time than I can afford trying to
> > decipher and attempt to modify his syslog-ng.conf.  Assistance from some
> > experts would be greatly appreciated.
> Am I reading it right? 1.6.11? That's... ancient (2006?). This may be
> not the suggestion you're looking for, but I think you should start with
> upgrading (although if you're running syslog-ng 1.6.11, chances are the
> system you're running it on is even older).
> It might take you less time (in the long run) to configure your new
> syslog-ng server from scratch, using up-to-date software components,
> than trying to get it done in your current setup - also considering
> possible bugs that might have been fixed since 1.6.xx.
> My argument is that most of the online resources you can get help from
> (like, this mailing list, or blog posts, etc) may be more relevant to
> some decent versions of syslog-ng.
> But if you have to use 1.6.11, start by reading
>    http://www.syslog.org/syslog-ng/v1/
> Idea should be the similar - depending on how you get your apache logs,
> either separate sources and separate destinations (udp() or tcp(), I
> assume), or single source, and then appropriate filter to pick only
> apache logs and send them to your specific destination.
> HTH,
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