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rsyslog packages on OBS

For some time, there has been a new repository for rsyslog and associated programs on OBS. There will be packages for more distributions than on the current official packages. We will add modules not available on the rsyslog site, for example omhttp. The link to download rsyslog packages from OBS is:      https://software.opensuse.org//download.html?project=home%3Argerhards&package=rsyslog One reason […]

new packages available at obs

Currently we are working on new rsyslog packages using the SUSE OBS tool. While this is still experimental, we have now published the first batch of packages. You can find them here. We have decided to first focus on Debian, since there are no other rsyslog official packages for this distribution. However, these are still […]

SLFA release

As I mentioned in my recent post about the mmanon rewrite, I have been working on an offline anonymization tool. It is called SLFA (short for simple log file anonymizer) and I have now finished the first usable version. SLFA is a java application that allows you to anonymize files from the command line. Currently, […]

IPv6 anonymization portability problems

IPv6-addresses are represented by 128 bits. This makes it possible to provide far more addresses than IPv4. However, this also causes problems when working with IPv6. In this case, I am currently working on an IPv6-anonymiation function for rsyslog. There are some systems that support an unsigned 128 bit integer when using GCC or clang […]

rewriting mmanon: an update

I have completed the rewrite of the IPv4-function of the mmanon module.I have managed to keep the original parameters available, although the “rewrite” option is now called “zero”. This is not going to be a problem causing older, already running, configurations to no longer work, as the old parameter-names still work. However, having the “ipv4.” […]

Rewriting mmanon

Currently, rsyslog’s mmanon module has the task of anonymizing ip-addresses. However, due to only being able to anonymize ipv4-addresses, I decided to overhaul the module to be able to also work with ipv6-addresses (see this feature request). In doing this, I also noticed some bugs with the ipv4-module. Now there are two options: try to […]

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