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Can the 'Solaris BSM Audit log loader' Splunk app be run on a forwarder, or does it have to be run on an indexer?


I have a situation where another group on my campus is collecting BSM logs on a central server. Actually, what they are doing is running a Solaris server running Solaris zones, and the global zone is doing all of the auditing for all of the local zones on the server. They are interested in using my splunk indexer to index their audit data.

The app says that it is to be run "on a server that is running bsm to capture audit". This
implies to me that it needs to be run on the indexer, which would do me no good in this situation. The question I have is, can this app be run on a splunk forwarder on their Solaris server, then forward them to my indexer as text logs via the forwarder? The app is at

I tried the contact link there and got

      ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
    (reason: 550 No such user - psmtp)
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Just edit the file - get rid of the splunk-python dependencies.


My diff output is:

splunksrv1:/opt/splunk/etc/deployment-apps/bsm/bin # diff /tmp
> #-- Updated by Ralf Zessin - get rid of splunk-python includes
< import splunk.Intersplunk as si
< import splunk.clilib.cli_common as comm
<     si.generateErrorResults('Environment variable SPLUNK_HOME must be set')
>     print 'ERROR: Environment variable SPLUNK_HOME must be set'
>     sys.exit(1)
< VERSION = '1.4'
> VERSION = '1.5'
<             si.generateErrorResults("Too few arguments")
>             print 'ERROR: Too few arguments'
>             sys.exit()
<       si.generateErrorResults("Incorrect usage...")
>       print 'ERROR: Incorrect usage...'
>       sys.exit()
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