Dear syslog-ng users,
This is the 23th issue of the syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng related news.
syslog-ng presentation at LOADays
Peter Czanik of BalaBit gave a presentation at LOADays, a conference focusing on system administrators. It was about the major new features of the syslog-ng 3.X series including a few short demos of these features. Participants were most interested in patterndb, correlation and AMQP and asked about upcoming features.
The conference page is available at: http://loadays.org/
Blog about the event: http://czanik.blogs.balabit.com/2013/04/czp-loadays/
New maintenance releases
While most people are interested in new features, the syslog-ng team is also working on maintenance releases which fix problems in already released software. A
new maintenance version was released for the 3.3 series a few days ago and an other one is expected to arrive soon for the 3.4 series.
Comment the Adminguide online!
As you might know, we publish The syslog-ng Open Source Edition Administrator guide in three format: PDF, single-page HTML, and many-page HTML. The many-page HTML version of the OSE 3.3 and 3.4 guides have a new feature: online commenting. That means that you can easily give us feedback on any section of the adminguide. For example, you did not understand how X feature works? Let us know! You have found a typo? Please add a comment at the bottom of the page so we can correct it! You have a better, real-life configuration example instead of the one in the guide? Add it as a comment! Or even worse, there are no examples where it would be needed? If you already got a working example, please share it with us!
Try it at https://www.balabit.com/sites/default/files/documents/syslog-ng-ose-3.4-guides/en/syslog-ng-ose-v3.4-guide-admin/html/ch01s01.html
Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management
Effectively analyzing large volumes of diverse logs can pose many challenges. The recently published Logging and Log Management book helps to simplify this complex process using practical guidance and real-world examples. Packed with information you need to know for system, network and security logging. Log management and log analysis methods are covered in detail, including approaches to creating useful logs on systems and applications, log searching and log review.
Chapter 5 describes you what is syslog-ng, and you also find some useful examples for deployment and configuration.
Your feedback and news tips about the next issue is welcome at documentation(at)balabit.com.