Syslog DataFormat

Available as of Camel 2.6

The syslog dataformat is used for working with RFC3164 messages.

This component supports the following:

  • UDP consumption of syslog messages
  • Agnostic data format using either plain String objects or SyslogMessage model objects.
  • Type Converter from/to SyslogMessage and String
  • Integration with the camel-mina component.
  • Integration with the camel-netty component.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

RFC3164 Syslog protocol

Syslog uses the user datagram protocol (UDP) 1 as its underlying transport layer mechanism.
The UDP port that has been assigned to syslog is 514.

To expose a Syslog listener service we reuse the existing camel-mina component or camel-netty where we just use the Rfc3164SyslogDataFormat to marshal and unmarshal messages

Exposing a Syslog listener

In our Spring XML file, we configure an endpoint to listen for udp messages on port 10514, note that in netty we disable the defaultCodec, this
will allow a fallback to a NettyTypeConverter and delivers the message as an InputStream:

The same route using camel-mina

Sending syslog messages to a remote destination

See Also

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