rsyslog’s new input() statement: a quick look

I have just completed the new input() config statement. This concludes the major part of the new config format for v6 (v7 will also support an enhanced ruleset() statement). I wanted to give you some quick ideas of how the new format looks in practice. So I have created a small test rsyslog.conf with the old-style directives commented out and followed by the new style ones. I guess it is pretty self-explanatory. Here it is:

#$ModLoad imfile
#$inputfilepollinterval 1
module(load=”imfile” pollingInterval=”1″)

#input(type=”imuxsock” )
module(load=”imuxsock” syssock.use=”off”)
input(type=”imuxsock” socket=”/home/rgerhards/testsock”)

$ModLoad imfile
#$InputFileName /tmp/inputfile
#$InputFileTag tag1:
#$InputFileStateFile inputfile-state
input(type=”imfile” file=”/tmp/inputfile” tag=”tag1:” statefile=”inputfile-state”)

#$InputPTCPServerRun 13514
input(type=”imptcp” port=”13514″)

module(load=”imtcp” keepalive=”on”)
#$InputTCPServerSupportOctetCountedFraming off
#$InputTCPServerInputName tcpname
#$InputTCPServerRun 13515
input(type=”imtcp” port=”13515″ name=”tcpname” supportOctetCountedFraming=”off”)

#$UDPServerRun 13514
#$UDPServerRun 13515
input(type=”imudp” port=”13514″)
input(type=”imudp” port=”13515″)