[syslog-ng] Insider 2018-02: New website; One Identity; Docker; Error messages; Elastic 6; DevConf;

Czanik, Péter peter.czanik at balabit.com
Thu Feb 8 11:19:06 UTC 2018

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the 64th issue of syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that
brings you syslog-ng-related news.


New syslog-ng website


Our new website – http://syslog-ng.com/ – is now live. It is a central
hub of information for all syslog-ng related content, including
commercial products built around syslog-ng. All documentation and
blogs were migrated here. The old syslog-ng.org site will go away once
all open source related content found its place on the new site.
Feedback is much appreciated!

Balabit acquired by One Identity


You might have already heard that Balabit, the company behind
syslog-ng, has been acquired by One Identity
(http://www.oneidentity.com), and you may be wondering what would
happen to syslog-ng in the future. Learn how Balázs Scheidler,
original author of syslog-ng, sees the future:


Tl;dr: nothing to worry about!

Logging in Docker using syslog-ng


Collecting logs can be especially important in a containerized
environment, where you start and stop containers around the clock, and
the container might not even exist anymore by the time you investigate
an event.

Read this white paper to find out how to:

Run your central log server in Docker

Collect Docker infrastructure logs using syslog-ng

Collect logs from containers using Docker volumes


Common syslog-ng error messages and their solutions


In this post, we explain a few common syslog-ng error and warning
messages, what they mean, and how to solve them.


Getting started with Elasticsearch 6 on RHEL/CentOS


Version 6 of the Elastic Stack has now been available for some time,
packed with new features and improved performance. Compatibility of
syslog-ng was checked already during the alpha phase of development,
as syslog-ng is becoming popular among Elasticsearch users: it can
greatly simplify logging to Elasticsearch. There are no major changes
from a syslog-ng point of view but – to improve your copy & paste
experience – I updated my getting started guide from Elastic Stack 5
to 6.


DevConf 2018


DevConf is a yearly conference for developers, administrators, and
users of Linux and related technologies. It is organized by Red Hat in
Brno, home to one of their major development centers. Since the
majority of syslog-ng users are running their logging server on Red
Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS, it is important to know their needs
and the directions where RHEL is heading. It is also a good
possibility to discuss logging-related questions with Red Hat
engineers in person.



SCALE: Logging Docker using syslog-ng:
Pasadena Convention Center
March 8 - 11, 2018

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Peter Czanik (CzP) <peter.czanik at balabit.com>
Balabit / syslog-ng upstream

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