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Does fschange input work with Universal Forwarder?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If I enable fschange input on my Splunk Universal Forwarder, will it work the same as on a regular forwarder?

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Re: Does fschange input work with Universal Forwarder?

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Splunk Employee

Yes. I've done some testing, and from what I can tell fschange behaves normally on a UF.

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Re: Does fschange input work with Universal Forwarder?

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Re: Does fschange input work with Universal Forwarder?

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Mav - If you only want to forward change events (and not the file), the UF will not work. Apparently it needs to send the whole file in order to send the change events. Saw this in a thread recently.

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Re: Does fschange input work with Universal Forwarder?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

In order to make a UF to forward fschange events, please configure "signedaudit = false" and "index = "

Here is an example


[fschange://<your path>]
signedaudit = false
index=_audit

At the indexer, you can search these fschange events with sourcetype="fs_notification" or source="fschangemonitor"

As long as I understand, this is a bug. So, we're going to document this as a workaround in our doc.

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