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How to write the regex to convert an entry in my sample DNS logs to a readable URL format?

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Our DNS server logs' date in the following format:

02.03.2016 13:57:08 027C PACKET  0220AFE8 UDP Snd 10.10.10.160    6f8b R Q [8081   DR  NOERROR] A     (5)nexus(10)officeapps(4)live(3)com(0)
02.03.2016 14:06:33 027C PACKET  02C0D668 UDP Snd 10.10.10.130    6fc3 R Q [8081   DR  NOERROR] A     (7)android(10)googleapis(3)com(0)

How do I use eval to get:

url=nexus.officeapps.live.com
url=android.googleapis.com

I have tried several regex to get out various groups, but url varies in length.

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Re: How to write the regex to convert an entry in my sample DNS logs to a readable URL format?

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Try this:

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| rex field=_raw "\[[^\]]+\]\s+A\s+\(\d+\)(?<url>\S+?)\(\d+\)$"
| rex mode=sed field=url max_match=0 "s/(\(\d+\))/./g"

Example:

| stats count
| eval event = " 02.03.2016 13:57:08 027C PACKET  0220AFE8 UDP Snd 10.10.10.160    6f8b R Q [8081   DR  NOERROR] A     (5)nexus(10)officeapps(4)live(3)com(0)"
| rex field=event "\[[^\]]+\]\s+A\s+\(\d+\)(?<url>\S+?)\(\d+\)$"
| rex mode=sed field=url max_match=0 "s/(\(\d+\))/./g"

Output: url = nexus.officeapps.live.com

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Re: How to write the regex to convert an entry in my sample DNS logs to a readable URL format?

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Works perfectly.
Follow up question. Can this be done in Props.conf? If so, how?

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Re: How to write the regex to convert an entry in my sample DNS logs to a readable URL format?

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Yes, see this:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.3.3/Knowledge/Createandmaintainsearch-timefieldextract...

And look for the inline (via props.conf) or advanced (via props.conf and transforms.conf).

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