Package syslog-ng

Next-generation syslog server

syslog-ng is an enhanced log daemon, supporting a wide range of input and
output methods: syslog, unstructured text, message queues, databases (SQL
and NoSQL alike) and more.

Key features:

 * receive and send RFC3164 and RFC5424 style syslog messages
 * work with any kind of unstructured data
 * receive and send JSON formatted messages
 * classify and structure logs with builtin parsers (csv-parser(),
   db-parser(), ...)
 * normalize, crunch and process logs as they flow through the system
 * hand on messages for further processing using message queues (like
   AMQP), files or databases (like PostgreSQL or MongoDB).

Version: 4.6.0

See also: syslog-ng-slog.

General Commands

dqtool Display the contents of a disk-buffer file created with
loggen Generate syslog messages at a specified rate
pdbtool An application to test and convert syslog-ng pattern database rules
persist-tool Display the content of the persist file
syslog-ng-ctl Display message statistics and enable verbose, debug and trace modes in
syslog-ng-debun syslog-ng DEBUg buNdle generator

File Formats

syslog-ng.conf syslog-ng configuration file

System Administration

syslog-ng syslog-ng system logger application