Dear syslog-ng users,
This is the 24th issue of the syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng related news.
syslog-ng configurator app for Android
There is now a new configurator app available for Android, developed as a hobby project by one of the syslog-ng team members. The focus of the application is to create a syslog-ng.conf wich provides optimum performance based on a number of questions.
For more details and download locations read the authors blog.
syslog-ng and Splunk
We often receive questions, how to use syslog-ng and Splunk together in a logging infrastructure. We collected the most popular usage scenarios into a white paper, together with example configurations to make testing and integration even more easy.
syslog-ng is participating GSoC again
Just as last year, syslog-ng is participating Google Summer of Code under the umbrella of the openS– USE project. We have candidates for developing a native mysql destination, a redis destination, a XMPP (jabber) destination and log signing, which is a big improvement from last year, where we only had a single candidate for a similar number of development projects. The application process is closed now and there are still a couple of weeks to go, before the final list of approved students is announced. http://news.opensuse.org/2013/04/25/opensuse-hedgewars-and-owncloud-are-moving-gsoc-along-participate-and-submit-your-proposals-fast/
Big changes ahead for EU data protection regulation
This summer will most likely bring big changes in the regulation of Data Protection in the European Union. We collected these proposed changes and also how syslog-ng and proper central log management can help to comply with these regulations.
Compiling syslog-ng with MS SQL support on RHEL / CentOS & Co.
During the past few months many people asked, how to log from syslog-ng to MS SQL on RHEL or CentOS. If you cannot buy syslog-ng PE, follow these steps to compile all the necessary components yourself and configure the MS SQL part.
Your feedback and news tips about the next issue is welcome at documentation(at)balabit.com.