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13.2.2. Downloading sample pattern databases

To simplify the building of pattern databases, Balabit has released (and will continue to release) sample databases. You can download sample pattern databases from the Balabit GitHub page (older samples are temporarily available here).

Note that these pattern databases are only samples and experimental databases. They are not officially supported, and may or may not work in your environment.

The syslog-ng pattern databases are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 (CC by-SA) license. This includes every pattern database written by community contributors or the Balabit staff. It means that:

  • You are free to use and modify the patterns for your needs.

  • If you redistribute the pattern databases, you must distribute your modifications under the same license.

  • If you redistribute the pattern databases, you must make it obvious that the source of the original syslog-ng pattern databases is the Balabit GitHub page.

For legal details, the full text of the license is available here.

If you create patterns that are not available in the GitHub repository, consider sharing them with us and the syslog-ng community, and send them to the syslog-ng mailing list, or to the following e-mail address: