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syslog-ng allows you to collect, parse, classify, rewrite and correlate logs from across your infrastructure and store or route them to log analysis tools. syslog-ng implements syslog protocol for Unix and Unix-like systems. syslog-ng can be configured to send logs to Parseable with HTTP forward and JSON output format.

This document explains how to set up syslog-ng to ship logs to Parseable. We use a demo application Flog running in Docker Compose to generate logs.

Docker Compose

Please ensure Docker Compose installed on your machine.

mkdir parseable
cd parseable
docker-compose up -d

You can now access the Parseable dashboard on http://localhost:8000. You should see a log stream called demo populated with log data generated by the flog container.

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