syslog-ng Insider – May 2011

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the 3rd issue of the syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng related news.
Your feedback and news tips about the next issue is welcome at
documentation(at)balabit.com

FEATURED NEWS

syslog-ng OSE 3.3 development

The previous month did not see a new syslog-ng 3.3 alpha or beta release, but development still went on. There were many important bugfixes and performance improvements. Also, most of the patches from the community were merged, including value-pairs(), mongo-db updates and JSON support. There is now a feature freeze in effect, so new features go now into the freshly opened syslog-ng 3.4 repository.
The current version can be checked out out from git.

syslog-ng called open source project of the year

IDG hold its first Open Source conference on the 24th of February in Hungary. A new award was established for open source projects, and it was first given to syslog-ng OSE.

Blog series on web GUIs for syslog-ng

Web based GUIs for syslog-ng is a hot topic recently, so a new blog series was started. This month I’ll cover a new challenger: ELSA, which has patterndb at its heart.If you have any suggestions what else to cover, please let us know!

OTHER SHORT NEWS

NEW RELEASES

RECENT WHITEPAPERS

syslog-ng Insider – April 2011

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the second issue of the syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng related news.

Your feedback and news tips about the next issue is welcome at
documentation(at)balabit.com

FEATURED NEWS

syslog-ng OSE 3.3 development

The next syslog-ng release is developed at rocket speed. The second alpha release brought in support for MongoDB as destination, and threading for increased performance and scalability. Community involvement in the development process is increasing, with many patches and detailed bug reports, which helped to fix correlation problems. Direct SMTP support is also available as a not yet merged patch. There were also long discussions about JSON and name value pairs with value-pairs() and tfjson() available as patches.
One can download the alpha2 release, or if impatient also check it out from git, which has regular updates.

syslog-ng called open source project of the year

IDG hold its first Open Source conference on the 24th of February in Hungary. A new award was established for open source projects, and it was first given to syslog-ng OSE.

Blog series on web GUIs for syslog-ng

Web based GUIs for syslog-ng is a hot topic recently, so a new blog series was started. Loganalyzer, Loggly and Logzilla are already covered and a few more reviews (ELSA, Octopussy) are already under way. If you have any suggestions what else to cover, please let us know!

OTHER SHORT NEWS

RECENT WHITEPAPERS

The Six Cornerstones of Logging
This document aims at briefly demonstrating the technological and business processes that led to the revaluation of log information to such an extent that its collection and procession has become one of the most essential tasks of contemporary corporate IT. Furthermore, we attempt to identify those critical points of a central logging management project that determine its success the most. We hope that taking our six pieces of advice relating to these six points will substantially contribute to the successful professional activities of our readers.

syslog-ng Insider – February 2011

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the first issue of the syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter
that brings you syslog-ng related news.
Your feedback and news tips about the next issue is welcome at
documentation(at)balabit.com

FEATURED NEWS

BalaBit has been invited to the CEE Board

Common Event Expression (CEE) for Event Interoperability is a US
govermental task force aiming to standardize the way computer events
are described, logged, and exchanged. A part of CEE will define a
generic dictionary for event fields, which will be handy for the
syslog-ng patterndb project.

Related blog posts:

FOSDEM – Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting

Peter Czanik from the syslog-ng upstream attended the conference to help
include the most recent syslog-ng versions into the main distributions.
Read his blog post at http://czanik.blogs.balabit.com/2011/02/fosdem/

OTHER SHORT NEWS

NEW RELEASES OF THE SYSLOG-NG PRODUCT FAMILY

RECENT WHITEPAPERS