Options of geoip2 parsers
geoip2 parser has the following options.
Description: Insert a prefix before the name part of the parsed name-value pairs to help further processing. For example:
To insert the
my-parsed-data.prefix, use the
To refer to a particular data that has a prefix, use the prefix in the name of the macro, for example,
If you forward the parsed messages using the IETF-syslog protocol, you can insert all the parsed data into the SDATA part of the message using the
Names starting with a dot (for example,
.example) are reserved for use by AxoSyslog. If you use such a macro name as the name of a parsed value, it will attempt to replace the original value of the macro (note that only soft macros can be overwritten, see Hard versus soft macros for details). To avoid such problems, use a prefix when naming the parsed values, for example,
For example, to insert the
.geoip2 prefix, use the
prefix(.geoip2) option. To refer to a particular data when using a prefix, use the prefix in the name of the macro, for example,
Description: Path to the GeoIP2 database to use. This works with absolute and relative paths as well. Note that AxoSyslog must have the required privileges to read this file. Do not modify or delete this file while AxoSyslog is running, it can crash AxoSyslog.
Starting with version 3.24, AxoSyslog tries to automatically detect the location of the database. If that is successful, the
database() option is not mandatory.