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teach splunk to read data from log

Path Finder

I have syslog from a server sending me logs from /var/log/secure (ssh). But splunk can't seem to read out some stuff from it (ex src)

The packet looks like this.

Nov 14 21:50:33 172.28.2.5 sshd[984]: Accepted password for apa from 192.168.1.5 port 42957 ssh2 tag::host=test Options| host=192.168.1.1 Wiki Options

I want the src (192.168.1.5) to appear in the "src" column.

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Path Finder

Hmm, but say that i monitor all events in a 15 minutes interval, i have some stuff from the firewall that shows up in the "src" field. I also log some stuff from one of the linux server, and i want it to be able to show the source of the ssh stuff (or from the apache server) in the same "src" field as the firewall.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

IFX works quite well, for me, but if it seems to be failing for you and you are unable to define the regex correctly through it, you could use a custom made regex and use the props.conf way of extracting fields. This is also very well documented at: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/4.1.5/Knowledge/Createandmaintainsearch-timefieldextraction...

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Sounds like you want to do some field extraction. You can give Splunk the field values and then give the results a field name. This is well documented and can be found at:

http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/4.1.5/User/InteractiveFieldExtractionExample