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syslog-ng Open Source Edition

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Chapter 15. Enriching log messages with external data

To properly interpret the events that the log messages describe, you must be able to handle log messages as part of a system of events, instead of individual information chunks. The syslog-ng OSE application allows you to import data from external sources to include in the log messages, thus extending, enriching, and complementing the data found in the log message.

The syslog-ng OSE application currently provides the following possibilities to enrich log messages.