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syslog Parser Plugin

The syslog parser plugin parses syslog generated logs. This plugin supports two RFC formats, rfc3164 and rfc5424.

Table of Contents

Parameters

See Parse section configurations

time_format

type default version
string %b %d %H:%M:%S 0.14.10

Specify time format for event time. Default is “%b %d %H:%M:%S” for rfc3164 protocol.

rfc5424_time_format

type default version
string %Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S.%L%z 0.14.14

Specify time format for event time for rfc5424 protocol.

message_format

type default version
string rfc3164 0.14.14

Specify protocol format. Supported values are rfc3164, rfc5424 and auto. Default is rfc3164. If your syslog uses rfc5424, use rfc5424 instead.

auto is useful when this parser receives both rfc3164 and rfc5424 message. syslog parser detects message format by using message prefix.

This parameter is used inside in_syslog plugin because the file logs via syslog don’t have <9> like priority prefix.

with_priority

type default version
bool false 0.14.0

If the incoming logs have priority prefix, e.g. <9>, set true. Default is false.

Regexp patterns

rfc3164 pattern

expression /^\<(?<pri>[0-9]+)\>(?<time>[^ ]* {1,2}[^ ]* [^ ]*) (?<host>[^ ]*) (?<ident>[a-zA-Z0-9_\/\.\-]*)(?:\[(?<pid>[0-9]+)\])?(?:[^\:]*\:)? *(?<message>.*)$/
time_format "%b %d %H:%M:%S"

pri, host, ident, pid and message are included in the event record. time is used for the event time.

pri value is converted into integer type.

If with_priority is false, ^\<(?<pri>[0-9]+)\> is removed from the pattern.

rfc5424 pattern

expression /\A^\<(?<pri>[0-9]{1,3})\>[1-9]\d{0,2} (?<time>[^ ]+) (?<host>[^ ]+) (?<ident>[^ ]+) (?<pid>[-0-9]+) (?<msgid>[^ ]+) (?<extradata>(\[(.*)\]|[^ ])) (?<message>.+)$\z/
time_format "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S.%L%z"

pri, host, ident, pid, msgid, extradata and message are included in the event record. time is used for the event time.

pri value is converted into integer type.

Example

rfc3164 log

<6>Feb 28 12:00:00 192.168.0.1 fluentd[11111]: [error] Syslog test

This incoming event is parsed as:

time:
1362020400 (Feb 28 12:00:00)

record:
{
  "pri"    : 6,
  "host"   : "192.168.0.1",
  "ident"  : "fluentd",
  "pid"    : "11111",
  "message": "[error] Syslog test"
}

rfc5424 log

<16>1 2013-02-28T12:00:00.003Z 192.168.0.1 fluentd 11111 ID24224 [exampleSDID@20224 iut="3" eventSource="Application" eventID="11211"] Hi, from Fluentd!

This incoming event is parsed as:

time:
1362052800 (2013-02-28T12:00:00.003Z)

record:
{
  "pri"      : 16,
  "host"     : "192.168.0.1",
  "ident"    : "fluentd",
  "pid"      : "11111",
  "msgid"    : "ID24224",
  "extradata": "[exampleSDID@20224 iut=\"3\" eventSource=\"Application\" eventID=\"11211\"]",
  "message"  : "Hi, from Fluentd!"
}
Last updated: 2018-02-24 11:56:43 +0000

Versions | v1.0 (td-agent3) | v0.12 (td-agent2)

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