[Standards] Event Logging over XMPP

Peter Waher Peter.Waher at clayster.com
Sun Nov 10 14:31:35 UTC 2013


Hello Mike

I was looking at Logstash yesterday but couldn't find any documentation on the format they used. So I assumed it was simple Syslog formatted strings in message stanzas.

Do you know where I can find out more about the actual stanzas accepted by and sent by Logstash?

Best regards,
Peter Waher


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From: Mike Taylor [mailto:bear at bear.im] 
Sent: den 9 november 2013 17:20
To: standards at xmpp.org
Subject: Re: [Standards] Event Logging over XMPP

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On 11/09/2013 03:13 PM, Robert Kosten wrote:
> Hi, a Lurker here ;-)
> 
> I've had the same thought about two years ago as well so I implemented 
> a small Monolog (PHP Logging Library) Handler that sent log messages 
> as both formatted message (for standard chat clients) and a custom 
> stanza for our status board. At the time I thought that pub/sub might 
> actually be better though, because I didn't really want the logger to 
> know who would receive the message...
> 
> Sadly that code belongs to a former company and I'm not certain I can 
> remember everything about it (It was a quick'n'dirty solution), 
> otherwise I'd attach it :-P
> 
> Regards, Robert Kosten
> 
> On 11/09/2013 09:08 PM, Steffen Larsen wrote:
>> No haven't seen such a XEP, but I've implemented something like it to 
>> be able to remote debug set-top boxes etc. I've just did a dumb 
>> implementation based on message stanzas, where the client can send 
>> the log to diff. implementations like console, remote (xmpp), file 
>> etc. with different levels.
>> 
>> So I am interested as well. :-)


I could see this happening by wrapping the "protocol" that Logstash uses.

>> 
>> /Steffen
>> 
>> On 09 Nov 2013, at 19:30, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> On 9 November 2013 18:24, Peter Waher <Peter.Waher at clayster.com> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hello
>>>> 
>>>> Is anybody aware of event logging extensions for XMPP? XEP 0163, 
>>>> 207 and 316 all relate to publish/subscript (personal) events as I 
>>>> can see. What I'm looking for is system and network events for 
>>>> system administrators, like Syslog, for instance, but over XMPP.
>>> 
>>> No, but I have wished for such a XEP before now. I'd love to see a 
>>> simple one that primarily defines a way to transport log messages 
>>> over XMPP (perhaps re-using syslog semantics).
>>> 
>>> Regards, Matthew
>> 


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