puzzled by unusual freeradius log format

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Fri Jun 15 22:11:41 CEST 2018

On Jun 15, 2018, at 12:57 PM, Andris Bjornson <andris at everylayer.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to process freeradius logs into logstash / elasticsearch.  I'm
> finding that the log format of my freeradius server seems different from
> the standard freeradius log examples I'm seeing in search results
> The freeradius log lines are multiline with indentation *but* each line of
> a multiline event begins with a (nnnnnn) index number prior to the
> indentation for example:
> (65216309) Received Accounting-Request Id 151 from to
> length 469
> (65216309)   Acct-Status-Type = Interim-Update

  That's the normal debug output.  The digits are the request number.

> I can't seem to find explanation of this format in freeradius docs or what
> this leading number represents, and I can't seem to find where it is
> configured.  Can anyone help me understand where these (nnnnn) index
> numbers come from in the logs? Ultimately my goal is correctly reassembling
> these lines in ELK using multiline processing.

  The lines which begin with the same number all belong to the same request.  The number is unique for every request.

  Alan DeKok.

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