[syslog-ng] Insider 2019-01: central server; survey; SNMP; Slack; Conferences & Webinars

Czanik, P├ęter peter.czanik at balabit.com
Thu Jan 17 11:11:11 UTC 2019

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the 72nd issue of syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that
brings you syslog-ng-related news.


Creating a central syslog server
Your home network might already contain some devices or systems like a
home server, a WiFi router, a media player, or home automation system.
Creating a central syslog server to store system logs or syslogs of
these systems is considered a best practice.
Learn, how to get started:

Looking for your feedback about syslog-ng
Help us set the direction for syslog-ng by providing your valuable
feedback through this short, 9-question survey. Your input will be of
great value in determining which features and capabilities to focus
our efforts on, going forward.
While this survey can be completed anonymously, we would appreciate if
you would share your email address, in case we would need to clarify
your response and input.

SNMP traps to Splunk
As we learned at the Splunk .conf18 in October, forwarding SNMP traps
to Splunk can be a challenging task. Luckily, using syslog-ng can
simplify it for us. All we need to make sure about is that snmptrapd
logs traps to a file. The syslog-ng application can read and parse
that file and forward the traps to Splunk HEC (HTTP Event Collector).

Send your log messages to Slack
One of the many ways members of a team collaborate is to use Slack.
>From syslog-ng version 3.19, you can send log messages to Slack. You
can receive critical log messages in real-time in your Slack client on
your mobile or desktop. Learn how to set up alerting to Slack in just
a few minutes.



* FOSDEM talk: Extending syslog-ng in Python (
https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/track/python/ )

You can also discuss syslog-ng with me at the following events:
* https://devconf.info/cz
* https://wiki.centos.org/Events/Dojo/Brussels2019
* https://cfgmgmtcamp.eu/


Coming up:
* Send logs using the Advanced Log Transport Protocol (ALTP):

You can also watch our past webinars:
* Log ingestion to Splunk HEC: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/16207/338190
* High performance log streaming to HDFS with syslog-ng:

Your feedback and news, or tips about the next issue are welcome. To
read this newsletter online, visit: https://syslog-ng.com/blog/

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

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