Getting Data In

encoded data over tcp

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Hi I am able to send log4j log data to splunk over tcp network but the data in splunk is not human readable.(see below) This is totally different than the original log data. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks!

log4j.properties
log4j.rootCategory=INFO, socket
log4j.appender.socket=org.apache.log4j.net.SocketAppender
log4j.appender.socket.port=33333
log4j.appender.socket.remoteHost=myLinuxServer1

tcp:33333

\xAC\xED\x00\x5sr\x00!org.apache.log4j.spi.LoggingEvent\xF3\xF2\xB9#t\xB\xB5?\x3\x00
Z\x00\x15mdcCopyLookupRequiredZ\x00\x11ndcLookupRequiredJ\x00   timeStampL\x00\xCcategoryNamet\x00\x12Ljava/lang/String;L\x00\xClocationInfot\x00#Lorg/apache/log4j/spi/LocationInfo;L\x00\x7mdcCopyt\x00\x15Ljava/util/Hashtable;L\x00\x3ndcq\x00~\x00\x1L\x00\xFrenderedMessageq\x00~\x00\x1L\x00
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I can only guess that the character encoding is not UTF-8. See this answer for more information.

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