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ListenSysLog

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Does NiFi support listening to remote syslog's and not just the one running on it's local machine?

I know i could install NiFi or MiniFi on all the machines I want to listen to or write something to forward the syslog via REST or TCP; but does it support rsyslog over a network?

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Yes, ListenSyslog is intended to be listening for incoming network connections from remote syslog servers that are forwarding messages over TCP or UDP. You just tell rsyslog to the host where NiFi is running and the port ListenSyslog is listening on.

Example with rsyslog:

https://blogs.apache.org/nifi/entry/storing_syslog_events_in_hbase

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Yes, ListenSyslog is intended to be listening for incoming network connections from remote syslog servers that are forwarding messages over TCP or UDP. You just tell rsyslog to the host where NiFi is running and the port ListenSyslog is listening on.

Example with rsyslog:

https://blogs.apache.org/nifi/entry/storing_syslog_events_in_hbase

Explorer

Hello @Bryan Bende @Timothy Spann

I'm a newbee to syslog and i wanna use it with kafka. Can i have any idea how it works.

Please, regards.