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Why am I getting forwarder error "TailReader - File will not be read, seekptr checksum did not match" and how can I fix this?


01-20-2016 16:35:21.999 +0900 ERROR TailReader - File will not be read, seekptr checksum did not match (file=path\DhcpSrvLog-Wed.log). Last time we saw this initcrc, filename was different. You may wish to use larger initCrcLen for this sourcetype, or a CRC salt on this source. Consult the documentation or file a support case online at for more info.

disabled = false
index = main
host = ***
sourcetype = DHCP
whitelist = DhcpSrvLog-Wed.log
crcSalt = TestDHCP

category = Custom
disabled = false
pulldown_type = true

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You have crcSalt = TestDHCP in your props.conf

I would remove the crcSalt setting entirely unless you are sure you need it (then restart splunk)

Alternatively, set it to

crcSalt = <SOURCE>

See the section labelled crcSalt at

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