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syslog-ng Store Box 6.1.0 - Administration Guide

Preface Introduction The concepts of SSB The Welcome Wizard and the first login Basic settings User management and access control Managing SSB Configuring message sources Storing messages on SSB Forwarding messages from SSB Log paths: routing and processing messages Configuring syslog-ng options Searching log messages Searching the internal messages of SSB Classifying messages with pattern databases The SSB RPC API Monitoring SSB Troubleshooting SSB Security checklist for configuring SSB

The STRUCTURED-DATA message part

The STRUCTURED-DATA message part may contain meta-information about the syslog message, or application-specific information such as traffic counters or IP addresses. STRUCTURED-DATA consists of data elements enclosed in brackets ([]).

In the following example, you can see two STRUCTURED-DATA elements:

[exampleSDID@0 iut="3" eventSource="Application" eventID="1011"][examplePriority@0 class="high"]

An element consists of an SD-ID (its identifier), and one or more parameters. Each parameter consists of a name and a value (for example, eventID="1011").

On SSB, the parameters (name-value pairs) parsed from these elements can be searched. From the example above, the following name-value pairs are parsed:


The syslog-ng application automatically parses the STRUCTURED-DATA part of syslog messages, which can be referenced in macros (see The syslog-ng Premium Edition 7.0 Administrator Guide for details).

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