eventlogadm — push records into the Samba event log store
This tool is part of the samba(1) suite.
eventlogadm is a filter that accepts
formatted event log records on standard input and writes them
to the Samba event log store. Windows client can then manipulate
these record using the usual administration tools.
-s option causes
eventlogadm to load the
configuration file given as FILENAME instead of the default one used by Samba.
-d option causes
eventlogadm to emit debugging
-o addsource option creates a
new event log source.
-o write reads event log
records from standard input and writes them to the Samba
event log store named by EVENTLOG.
-o dump reads event log
records from a EVENTLOG tdb and dumps them to standard
output on screen.
Print usage information.
For the write operation,
expects to be able to read structured records from standard
input. These records are a sequence of lines, with the record key
and data separated by a colon character. Records are separated
by at least one or more blank line.
The event log record field are:
LEN - This field should be 0, since
eventlogadm will calculate this value.
RS1 - This must be the value 1699505740.
RCN - This field should be 0.
TMG - The time the eventlog record
was generated; format is the number of seconds since
00:00:00 January 1, 1970, UTC.
TMW - The time the eventlog record was
written; format is the number of seconds since 00:00:00
January 1, 1970, UTC.
EID - The eventlog ID.
ETP - The event type -- one of
"ERROR", "WARNING", "AUDIT
SUCCESS" or "AUDIT FAILURE".
ECT - The event category; this depends
on the message file. It is primarily used as a means of
filtering in the eventlog viewer.
RS2 - This field should be 0.
CRN - This field should be 0.
USL - This field should be 0.
SRC - This field contains the source
name associated with the event log. If a message file is
used with an event log, there will be a registry entry
for associating this source name with a message file DLL.
SRN - The name of the machine on
which the eventlog was generated. This is typically the
STR - The text associated with the
eventlog. There may be more than one string in a record.
DAT - This field should be left unset.
An example of the record format accepted by
LEN: 0 RS1: 1699505740 RCN: 0 TMG: 1128631322 TMW: 1128631322 EID: 1000 ETP: INFO ECT: 0 RS2: 0 CRN: 0 USL: 0 SRC: cron SRN: dmlinux STR: (root) CMD ( rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly) DAT:
Set up an eventlog source, specifying a message file DLL:
eventlogadm -o addsource Application MyApplication | \\ %SystemRoot%/system32/MyApplication.dll
Filter messages from the system log into an event log:
tail -f /var/log/messages | \\ my_program_to_parse_into_eventlog_records | \\ eventlogadm SystemLogEvents