[rsyslog] Separating logs by host?

Raoul Bhatia [IPAX] r.bhatia at ipax.at
Fri Dec 21 09:03:04 CET 2007

Scott Baker wrote:
> Rainer Gerhards wrote:
>> I need to think about the real question a bit ;) Not an immediate
>> solution ... but not hopeless either ;)
>> On v2/v3 - v2 will be the next stable release:
>> http://rgerhards.blogspot.com/2007/12/begun-working-on-rsyslog-v3.html 
> Another good example is that we have several linux mail servers. I
> like to aggregate all of their logging to one rsyslog server. They
> all log to mail.* on their local machines, and then forward also to
> my rsyslog server.
> The problem is that shows up in my mail.* on the syslog server, and
> thus gets mixed in with the local mail.* from the syslog server
> itself. It would be nice to be able to separate those, by IP would
> be the easiest.
> mail.*				/var/log/maillog
>*		/var/log/mail-server.log
> Or something like that...

might logging to an (my|pg)sql server solve all your issues?

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