Dear syslog-ng users,
This is the 21th issue of the syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng related news.
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Video: Basic building blocks of syslog-ng.conf
There is a video series in the work to introduce the basics of syslog-ng. The second video is online now, which explains the basic building blocks of syslog-ng.conf. You can watch it.
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syslog-ng 3.4.1 is released
Version 3.4.1 was released at the end of January. Compared to the RC2 release, it only has some minor bugfixes. This version brings many major new features to syslog-ng: junctions and channels to make syslog-ng configuration even more flexible, a community contributed AMQP destination, improved JSON support including a parser and many value pairs related improvements. For more details, check Algernon’s blog.
At the time of this writing there are v3.4.1 packages for openS– USE and SLES, not only as 3rd party packages but also as part of the openS– USE 12.3 release. It’s also available for FreeBSD in the sysutils/syslog-ng-devel port, and already in Fedora Rawhide. Packages for various Debian and Ubuntu releases are available in algernon’s repo.
syslog-ng at conferences: FOSDEM and Brno
The syslog-ng team is actively participating in the life of the open source community. Last weekend CzP gave a talk at FOSDEM and participated a two day long brainstorming session about logging and monitoring in Antwerp. He met many interesting people from the syslog-ng community. You can read about his experiences. We will also participate http://devconf.cz/ and the systemd hackfest the day before the conference. If you are also there and want to talk about syslog-ng, we are more than happy to meet you!
- To use cacti with syslog-ng, check configuration examples.
- What’s new presentation in Hungarian for syslog-ng 3.4 with configuration examples: http://asylum.madhouse-project.org/downloads/presentations/syslog-ng-ose-3.4-new-stuff/ and http://asylum.madhouse-project.org/downloads/presentations/syslog-ng-ose-3.4-new-stuff.tar.xz