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How to modify syslog source type to handle rfc3339 timestamp?

chutz
Engager

We pass messages with rsyslog using the rfc3339 time format. It has microseconds, and it has a timestamp. But noticed a few issues:

  • The time zone is not parsed out of the message. If I remove the microseconds from the timestamp, it would work fine.
  • The host does not get parsed out. Seems to be a problem with the syslog-host transform which does not like the timezone. Dropping the timezone fixes this problem but I would rather keep it.

What would be the best way to proceed?

  • Modify the syslog source type?
  • Create a new source type?
  • Report the issue and hope for a fix?
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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The best approach (IMO) is to create a new sourcetype that parses the data.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The best approach (IMO) is to create a new sourcetype that parses the data.

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