This Module configures syslog-ng

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released Aug 5th 2016

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norisnetwork/syslog_ng — version 0.1.1 Aug 5th 2016


The syslog_ng puppet module installes and configures syslog_ng. The goal is to support the most complex configurations and compile them into a nice, easy to read, single configuration file.


To build your configuration, you'll need the main class, and at least one source, destination and log statement.

Here is an example for a simple configuation logging everything to /var/log/messages:

Load the main class.

  import syslog_ng

Create a source:

  syslog_ng::source {'s_src':
    definition => 'internal(); unix-stream("/dev/log" max-connections(1024)); file("/proc/kmsg" program_override("kernel: "));',

Create a destination:

  syslog_ng::destination {'d_messages':
    definition => 'file("/var/log/messages");',

Link them together with a log statement:

  syslog_ng::log {'messages':
    sources      => [ 's_src' ],
    destinations => [ 'd_messages' ]',

You can allso create filter definitions with:

  syslog_ng::filter {'f_sshd':
    definition => 'program(sshd);',

and add this filter to a log statement:

  syslog_ng::log {'sshd':
    sources      => [ 's_src' ],
    filters      => [ 'f_sshd' ]',
    destinations => [ 'd_sshd' ]',