Getting Data In

When adding "no_appending_timestamp = true" , how come logs stop coming in?

Alexing
New Member

Hi all,

I have a UDP port 1514 which I forward syslog data to (It is a homelab, I am aware a syslog server with forwarder would be better).
My current config in /opt/splunk/etc/apps/search/local/inputs.conf is:

[udp://1514]
connection_host = ip
index = syslog
sourcetype = syslog

But now, logs are coming in as:

<pre>Sep 15 21:12:10 10.0.60.1 Sep 15 20:13:28 HOSTNAME dnsmasq[28957]: reply apps[.]splunk[.]com is 54.186.82.128</pre>

So I would like to not prepend the log with the timestamp. Several resources indicate that I should add "no_appending_timestamp = true" to my config. Which would make it the following:

[udp://1514]
connection_host = ip
index = syslog
sourcetype = syslog
no_appending_timestamp = true

But when I do this, the logs are not coming in anymore (at least, I cannot query them).

Does someone know what the problem is?

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