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need help with regex for Transforms.conf

rhuss
Engager

I am new to both Splunk and REGEX. I am trying to filter out syslog data from a single src address.

I have the following in my Transforms.conf

[setnull]
REGEX = \[src=172.23.8.50\]
DEST_KEY = queue
FORMAT = nullQueue

My data looks like this:

Oct  8 13:08:46 10.103.236.21 SSG550: NetScreen device_id=SSG550  [Root]system-notification-00257(traffic): start_time="2010-10-08 13:08:46" duration=0 policy_id=225 service=tcp/port:7777 proto=6 src zone=DMZ-8 dst zone=WAN action=Permit sent=0 rcvd=0 src=172.23.8.50 dst=172.20.15.22 src_port=15120 dst_port=7777 src-xlated ip=172.23.8.50 port=15120 dst-xlated ip=172.20.15.22 port=7777 session_id=250914

Isn't there some way I can select these records based on the field "src"? If not, can someone tell me why my regex above is not working.

Thanks again for helping a newbee out.

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cfortune
Explorer

If it helps at all, I found this video which explains adding lines to props.conf and transforms.conf (towards the end, first half or so is about the rex search command).

http://blogs.splunk.com/2008/10/22/all-my-regexs-live-in-texas/

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dwaddle
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I'm not sure your regex syntax is correct. The "[" and "]" are special chars. You might try something like this:

[setnull] 
REGEX=src=172\.23\.8\.50 
DEST_KEY=queue 
FORMAT=nullQueue

Also you need to refer to this transforms.conf entry from somewhere inside of props.conf. Something like:

[mysourcetype]
TRANSFORMS-routing=setnull

There's good examples of this at:

http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/4.1.5/Admin/Routeandfilterdata

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