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Scripted wtmp input rejected as Binary file

Flynt
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I have a script that pulls wtmp information and saves it to ASCII files but Splunk still insists that my files are binary. In fact, any files I now put in the directory are now considered binary files and cannot be indexed! My config

[monitor:///mylogs/wtmp_logs]
disabled = false
sourcetype = wtmp
crcSalt =

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Flynt
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The issue here is the wtmp sourcetype you have defined in the inputs.conf. Splunk will reject the wtmp sourcetype and consider the files binary. Changing the sourcetype to wtmp_log or wtmplogs will solve the issue and allow indexing of files within this directory.

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praveerg
New Member

Can i get the script to read wtmp file and converts in ASCII information.

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Flynt
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If I recall correctly it was done in python calling the "last" command using subprocess.

See this article for some basic uses for "last".

http://www.linuxnix.com/2012/10/read-view-utmp-wtmp-btmp-file-linuxunix.html

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Flynt
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The issue here is the wtmp sourcetype you have defined in the inputs.conf. Splunk will reject the wtmp sourcetype and consider the files binary. Changing the sourcetype to wtmp_log or wtmplogs will solve the issue and allow indexing of files within this directory.

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