[logback-user] Approaches to implement RFC5424 structured data support

Thilo-Alexander Ginkel thilo at ginkel.com
Mon Jun 18 13:28:33 CEST 2012

Hi there,

I was wondering whether anyone has so far been successful in
implementing RFC5424 [1] structured data syslog support using logback
(despite it probably being DOA [2] - the alternatives are IMHO
currently in a too early stage). In the archives I see one attempt at
a pretty invasive approach that altered the logback implementation
itself (unfortunately, the fork over at Github seems to be no longer
maintained) as well as a proposal [3] to use a custom encoder along
with a special "RFC5424Aware" interface.

Would the latter still be the preferred way to go? Reading through the
code, I guess a custom Layout (that knows how to deal with
RFC5424Aware instances) should also do the trick...

I guess one would also need to replace SyslogStartConverter due to the
changed message header...

Any input is appreciated!


[1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5424
[2] http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/rsyslog/users/6361
[3] http://mailman.qos.ch/pipermail/slf4j-dev/2010-March/002878.html

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