eventlogadm - push records into the Samba event log store
[-s] [-d] [-h]
-o addsource EVENTLOG
[-s] [-d] [-h]
-o write EVENTLOG
[-s] [-d] [-h]
-o dump EVENTLOG
This tool is part of the samba
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.
The -s option causes eventlogadm to load the
configuration file given as FILENAME instead of the default one used by
The -d option causes eventlogadm to emit
addsource EVENTLOG SOURCENAME MSGFILE
The -o addsource option creates a new event
The -o write reads event log records from
standard input and writes them to the Samba event log store named by
dump EVENTLOG RECORD_NUMBER
The -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, eventlogadm 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
•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,
•TMW - The time the eventlog record was
written; format is the number of seconds since 00:00:00 January 1, 1970,
•EID - The eventlog ID.
•ETP - The event type -- one of
"INFO", "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
•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 host name.
•STR - The text associated with the
eventlog. There may be more than one string in a record.
•DAT - This field should be left
An example of the record format accepted by eventlogadm:
STR: (root) CMD ( rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly)
Set up an eventlog source, specifying a message file DLL:
eventlogadm -o addsource Application MyApplication | \\
Filter messages from the system log into an event log:
tail -f /var/log/messages | \\
my_program_to_parse_into_eventlog_records | \\
This man page is correct for version 3.0.25 of the Samba suite.
The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew
Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project
similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.