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Camel Lumberjack Component

Available as of Camel 2.18

The Lumberjack component retrieves logs sent over the network using the Lumberjack protocol, from Filebeat for instance. The network communication can be secured with SSL.

This component only supports consumer endpoints.

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

    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->

URI format


You can append query options to the URI in the following format, ?option=value&option=value&...


The Lumberjack component has no options.

The Lumberjack component supports 7 endpoint options which are listed below:

NameGroupDefaultJava TypeDescription
hostconsumer StringRequired Network interface on which to listen for Lumberjack
portconsumer5044intNetwork port on which to listen for Lumberjack
bridgeErrorHandlerconsumerfalsebooleanAllows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages or the likes will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions that will be logged at WARN/ERROR level and ignored.
sslContextParametersconsumer SSLContextParametersSSL configuration
exceptionHandlerconsumer (advanced) ExceptionHandlerTo let the consumer use a custom ExceptionHandler. Notice if the option bridgeErrorHandler is enabled then this options is not in use. By default the consumer will deal with exceptions that will be logged at WARN/ERROR level and ignored.
exchangePatternadvancedInOnlyExchangePatternSets the default exchange pattern when creating an exchange
synchronousadvancedfalsebooleanSets whether synchronous processing should be strictly used or Camel is allowed to use asynchronous processing (if supported).


The result body is a Map<String, Object> object.

Lumberjack Usage Samples

Example 1: Streaming the log messages

RouteBuilder builder = new RouteBuilder() {
    public void configure() {
       from("lumberjack:").                  // Listen on all network interfaces using the default port
           setBody(simple("${body[message]}")).     // Select only the log message
           to("stream:out");                        // Write it into the output stream
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