rsyslog 8.7.0 released

Rsyslog is an open source software utility used on UNIX and Unix-like computer systems for forwarding log messages in an IP network. It implements the basic syslog protocol, extends it with content-based filtering, rich filtering capabilities, flexible configuration options and adds important features such as using TCP for transport.


It offers high-performance, great security features and a modular design. While it started as a regular syslogd, rsyslog has evolved into a kind of swiss army knife of logging, being able to accept inputs from a wide variety of sources, transform them, and output to the results to diverse destinations. RSYSLOG can deliver over one million messages per second to local destinations when limited processing is applied. Even with remote destinations and more elaborate processing the performance is usually considered “stunning”.

rsyslog 8.7.0 changelog:

  • add message metadata “system” to msg object this permits to store metadata alongside the message
  • imfile: add support for “filename” metadata this is useful in cases where wildcards are used
  • imptcp: make stats counter names consistent with what imudp, imtcp uses
  • added new module “omkafka” to support writing to Apache Kafka
  • omfwd: add new “udp.senddelay” parameter
  • mmnormalize enhancements
  • and many more
  • Install Rsyslog 8.7.0 on Ubuntu OS

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:adiscon/v8-stable
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get rsyslog
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