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Reading log4j from syslog files

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Hi all,

testing out Splunk, and wondering is there some kind of out-of-the-box solution to correctly process syslog files that were created from log4j SyslogAppender?

I've tried to follow the guide http://wiki.splunk.com/Community:StripSyslog, but unfortunetally it does not work.

I'm using log pattern specified in http://wiki.apache.org/logging-log4j/syslog :

%t %5r %-5p %-21d{yyyyMMdd HH:mm:ss,SSS} %c{2} [%x] %m %n

Should i use another pattern?

Note: i do not want to log directly from log4j to splunk, i want splunk to read from syslog.
Are there any working solutions?

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I strayed away from using the syslogappender and just installed universal forwarders where ever the log4j data was that I wanted to get at, just made things a bit cleaner. Whats your hesitation? why the need to read from syslog?

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