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EzzEddin Abdullah

12/01/2022, 12:57 PM
Hello everyone. I'm sending system logs to SigNoz through the
syslog
module in Python. I followed the documentation and then sent the logs through a Pyhon script. When I go into
localhost:3301/logs
and search for the keyword I used in my log message, I see a couple of results but with a body that is different than my original message. Any idea what goes wrong here?
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Ashu

12/01/2022, 1:15 PM
@nitya-signoz can you look into this?
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nitya-signoz

12/01/2022, 1:20 PM
Can you provide more info on what you were expecting and what you got? Also, do check out the protocol for Syslog, a mismatch on either side might cause a problem https://github.com/open-telemetry/opentelemetry-collector-contrib/tree/main/receiver/syslogreceiver#configuration
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EzzEddin Abdullah

12/01/2022, 2:01 PM
Sure. For example, this is the script I used:
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import logging
from logging.handlers import SysLogHandler


def main():
    logger = logging.getLogger(__name__)
    logger.setLevel(logging.DEBUG)
    handler = SysLogHandler(
        facility=SysLogHandler.LOG_DAEMON,
        address='/dev/log'
        )

    formatter = logging.Formatter(
        fmt="%(asctime)s - %(filename)s:%(funcName)s:%(lineno)d %(levelname)s - '%(message)s'",
        datefmt="%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"
        )
    handler.setFormatter(formatter)
    logger.addHandler(handler)

    logger.debug('Sending syslog_message to SigNoz!')

if __name__ == '__main__':
    main()
As you can see, this is the message
Sending syslog_message to SigNoz!
I want to send to SigNoz. After I run this script, I search for the keyword
syslog_message
and I get nothing in return. I've looked into the documentation of SysLogHandler and it looks like the protocol is RFC 5424: https://docs.python.org/3/library/logging.handlers.html#sysloghandler (not sure though) If the protocol is correct for the logging module. How can I configure the one on SigNoz?
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nitya-signoz

12/02/2022, 4:08 AM
Will get back to you on this by today EOD.
So if you check the syslog file it’s getting written as
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Dec  2 10:43:50 ip-172-31-27-188 systemd[631729]: Listening on D-Bus User Message Bus Socket.
Dec  2 10:43:50 ip-172-31-27-188 systemd[631729]: Reached target Sockets.
Dec  2 10:43:50 ip-172-31-27-188 systemd[631729]: Reached target Basic System.
Dec  2 10:43:50 ip-172-31-27-188 systemd[631729]: Reached target Main User Target.
Dec  2 10:43:50 ip-172-31-27-188 systemd[631729]: Startup finished in 45ms.
Dec  2 10:43:50 ip-172-31-27-188 systemd[1]: Started User Manager for UID 1000.
Dec  2 10:43:50 ip-172-31-27-188 systemd[1]: Started Session 81 of User ubuntu.
Dec  2 10:49:34 ip-172-31-27-188 2022-12-02 10:49:34 - main.py:main:20 DEBUG - 'Sending syslog_message to SigNoz!'
Dec  2 10:49:46 ip-172-31-27-188 systemd[1]: Started Session 83 of User ubuntu.
Dec  2 10:49:53 ip-172-31-27-188 2022-12-02 10:49:53 - main.py:main:20 DEBUG - 'Sending syslog_message to SigNoz!'
Now the Syslog parser is putting
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`2022-12-02 10:49:53 - main.py:main:20 DEBUG - 'Sending syslog_message to SigNoz!'
in the value of the body. Which I think is your concern right? If yes the reason here is in the syslog format eveything that you have published from the python script goes to the body as it writes its own timestamp. Incase you want to parse the above and only keep
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`'Sending syslog_message to SigNoz!'
as your body you will have pipeline operators to parse your logs in the otel-collector-config. ex:- https://github.com/SigNoz/nginx-logs-parsing/blob/c14a2178a050293a50549b79991ed3858e295c78/clickhouse-setup/otel-collector-config.yaml#L30
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EzzEddin Abdullah

12/12/2022, 11:53 AM
@nitya-signoz I'm sorry for replying too late. So why do you think searching for that specific keyword is not shown in the SigNoz dashboard? Is it because the parser didn't get that specific format?
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nitya-signoz

12/13/2022, 3:22 AM
While searching it should work regardless if the keyword is present in the log body. Can you check if the correct timerange is selected and try once again and check ?
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EzzEddin Abdullah

12/26/2022, 12:29 PM
@nitya-signoz, I'll try to list what I've done step by step, and let me know please which step is not clear
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nitya-signoz

12/27/2022, 8:25 AM
We can get on a call for this, let me know which timezone you are in ?
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EzzEddin Abdullah

12/27/2022, 9:59 AM
Thanks, I've scheduled it.
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