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On Fri, 2011-07-29 at 19:22 +0200, Jakub Jankowski wrote:
> On 2011-07-29, Brandon Phelps wrote:
> > Could anyone explain how I would parse a message that looks like this:
> > Jul 29 08:58:38 192.168.1.1 id=firewall sn=0017C5158708 time="2011-07-29
> > 08:58:38" fw=126.96.36.199 pri=6 c=262144 m=98 msg="Connection Opened" n=0
> > src=192.168.2.100:123:X0 dst=188.8.131.52:X1 proto=udp/ntp
> > I am logging to mysql and would like to extract the 'src' and 'dst'
> > fields from the above message so that I can insert them into indexed
> > fields in my database.
> > Is my only option in this case to write a perl script or something that
> > watches a named pipe and have syslog-ng log to the named pipe instead,
> > while my perl script does the actual parsing? Or can I do what I want
> > with syslog-ng alone?
> You seriously need to look at patterndb functionality.
patterndb() would work if the order of the fields is definite. if they
are not, it's going to be ugly. I was pondering to write a welf parser
(which the above format is), that could be used to preprocess logs
prior to going to db-parser(), but that's something that you either have
to wait for, implement yourself or wait someone who has the same itch
and does it for you. :)
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