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Filtering input data from a udp syslog port


I need some help filtering data from a udp (port 514) syslog input.

I know the source IP and I assume I will need a regex to exclude the records that I want to exclude, but I am confused as to what needs to be added to the config files.

Inputs.conf, props.conf and transforms.conf.

Any help you could offer this new user would be apreciated.

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First, is Splunk listening on port 514, or are you having syslogd write a file for Splunk to index?

syslog-ng and some other syslog daemons can filter for you, but assuming you want Splunk to do the filtering, what you want is nullQueue.

Take a look here:

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