Can I use a streaming log format to send access log information to Reporter, via the Reporter client?
Can I use SSL log format to send access log information to Reporter, via the Reporter client?
Can I use a Custom log format to sent access log information to Reporter, via the Reporter client?
I'm configuring my Secure Gateway (SG) appliance to stream logs to my Reporter server, via the Reporter client; what type can I send?
The only log format we support is the Main HTTP and HTTPS types. Sending other types of access logs can crash the Reporter server, and consequently corrupt the database.
To check what type of log your SG is sending you, you can open up the logsources.cfg file in a text editor and look for the faculty type as per the below example. Here, I've highlighted in bold the different types that were being sent to this reporter. As you can see this server had Main, SSL, and streaming being sent to it, which was causing the server to crash. We only want "main" type logs sent via the Reporter client. The labels matched the type, but, technically Reporter doesn't care about the label.
NOTE1: The above configuration file was taken off of a reporter server that was configured to stream logs to it, via the Reporter client SG feature. Below is an example of how this same file would look like if you were pulling the access logs from a local folder. While we don't see the 'facility' option in this file, the result is the same; If we attempt to pull in access logs that are not of the main type we can potentially crash, and corrupt the database.