[syslog-ng] Does Syslog-NG Support Multiline Messages

Scheidler, Bal√°zs balazs.scheidler at balabit.com
Sun Mar 26 18:02:30 UTC 2017


Theres also grouping-by() for your usecase for aggregating multiple
messages into a single one.


On Mar 26, 2017 19:55, "Jim Hendrick" <james.r.hendrick at gmail.com> wrote:

> It does if the source does (check the documentation for file() or syslog()
> options)
>
> I also had a log source that sent related events in separate messages that
> were interleaved with other messages and ended up using the program()
> destination to send the logs to a custom handler I wrote.
>
> Essentially I had multiple "keys" for incoming email messages that tied
> events together like:
> - a single incoming SMTP session (potentially with multiple messages)
> - a single message ID with multiple events about the message (recipients,
> attachments, anti-malware, etc)
> - a single delivery connection (again with multiple messages)
> - a single delivery message ID again with multiple events
>
> The program parsed these in realtime incoming stream, building internal
> data structures (hash of hashes) and when it looked *complete* (including a
> timeout) for a particular thing it would send the data across as JSON to
> the destination (Elasticsearch in this case)
>
> So - long answer to your question - Yes - in a few different ways :-)
>
> Best,
> Jim
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 10:02 AM, Traiano Welcome <traiano at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>>  Does syslog-ng support multiline log messages?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Traiano
>>
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