eventlogadm man page

eventlogadm — push records into the Samba event log store

Synopsis

eventlogadm [-s] [-d] [-h] -o addsource EVENTLOG SOURCENAME MSGFILE

eventlogadm [-s] [-d] [-h] -o write EVENTLOG

eventlogadm [-s] [-d] [-h] -o dump EVENTLOG RECORD_NUMBER

Description

This tool is part of the samba(1) suite.

eventlogadm is a filter that accepts formatted event log records on standard input and writes them to the Samba event log store. Windows client can then manipulate these record using the usual administration tools.

Options

-s FILENAME

The -s option causes eventlogadm to load the configuration file given as FILENAME instead of the default one used by Samba.

-d

The -d option causes eventlogadm to emit debugging information.

-o addsource EVENTLOG SOURCENAME MSGFILE

The -o addsource option creates a new event log source.

-o write EVENTLOG

The -o write reads event log records from standard input and writes them to the Samba event log store named by EVENTLOG.

-o dump EVENTLOG RECORD_NUMBER

The -o dump reads event log records from a EVENTLOG tdb and dumps them to standard output on screen.

-h

Print usage information.

Eventlog Record Format

For the write operation, eventlogadm expects to be able to read structured records from standard input. These records are a sequence of lines, with the record key and data separated by a colon character. Records are separated by at least one or more blank line.

The event log record field are:

Examples

An example of the record format accepted by eventlogadm:

	LEN: 0
	RS1: 1699505740
	RCN: 0
	TMG: 1128631322
	TMW: 1128631322
	EID: 1000
	ETP: INFO
	ECT: 0
	RS2: 0
	CRN: 0
	USL: 0
	SRC: cron
	SRN: dmlinux
	STR: (root) CMD ( rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly)
	DAT:

Set up an eventlog source, specifying a message file DLL:

	eventlogadm -o addsource Application MyApplication | \\
	    	%SystemRoot%/system32/MyApplication.dll

Filter messages from the system log into an event log:

	tail -f /var/log/messages | \\
		my_program_to_parse_into_eventlog_records | \\
	      	eventlogadm SystemLogEvents

Version

This man page is correct for version 3.0.25 of the Samba suite.

Author

The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.

Referenced By

smb.conf(5).

08/29/2017 Samba 4.7 System Administration tools