Howdy peeps :-) I know is a long time since my last post here and that the site looks more like deserted island but I want to assure you dear reader that I’m not dead just yet just that I’m covered with work :-P .
So for the past 2 hours I was bashing my head on pretty much everything which came in front of me because of logstash-forwarder and a
TIME_WAIT issue. It looks like there is no way to have some kind of logging enabled on the
logstash-forwarder (or at least I wasn’t able to find any way of doing it) so I tried pretty much every possible way of debugging why my logstash server is not getting any logs and why I see crap loads of
After my Googling skills failed it finally hit me “Why not just start the client manually and for sure I’ll be able to see any kind of errors it occurs?” . So here it goes what you need to do to debug the logstash-forwarder please be aware that the paths for you might be different :
and that’s pretty much it. If you curious my issue was caused by a rogue SSL certificate!
BTW..this was supposed to be a short rant so I don’t forget the “solution” for the next time :-)