syslog-ng Insider – July 2012
Dear syslog-ng users,
This is the 15th 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
What’s next for syslog-ng
Sources for some previously Premium Edition-only features have been available for a while now, but have not been merged into the Open Source Edition yet. As we want to release OSE 3.4 soon, we are unlikely to have the necessary resources to merge all of these. We would like to ask Your opinion on which of these features would you like to see in the upcoming release.
Please vote and share your reasoning in the BalaBit community forum.
syslog-ng 3.4 alpha3 is released
Summer is here, when usually not much is happening. This is not the case with syslog-ng, where the third alpha of the upcoming version was released. Changes since the previous alpha version include new tag related rewrite rules, a marker option for the JSON parser to ease implementing CEE and many smaller features, like support for Cisco extended timestamp format, ported over from the Premium Edition. Of course there were also many smaller fixes, some of them merged from the 3.3 version. For a complete list, check the announcement.
As the changes since v3.3 are less drastic, than were between 3.2 and 3.3, we hope that more people will install it on their test or non critical systems. We hope to gather some feedback, how existing configurations work with syslog-ng 3.4 (so no existing feature was broken), and experiences with the new features..
syslog-ng 3.3.6 is coming
This release is a bug-fix release mostly, with a few minor – yet useful – feature enhancements. The most important one is that the patched ivykis syslog-ng 3.3 shipped with until now is no more. We build against upstream ivykis now (still included for convenience, though). Other highlights include much improved systemd support, and an enhancement to the @include feature, and many bugfixes.
It will be available in the coming days from http://www.balabit.com/downloads/files?path=/syslog-ng/open-source-edition/3.3.6
LogZilla 4.0 is released
A new major version of LogZilla, previously known as php-syslog-ng, was released last month. Next to its outstanding Cisco network device support, the new release features easier, even unattended installation, enhanced access control and search possibilities. Detailed information about the new release is available at http://www.logzilla.pro/news/releases/4.0
OTHER SHORT NEWS
- syslog-ng OSE 3.4 alpha3
- syslog-ng PE 4.2.3
- syslog-ng OSE 3.3.6 http://www.balabit.com/downloads/files?path=/syslog-ng/open-source-edition/3.3.6 (once available)