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 * Copyright (C) The Apache Software Foundation. All rights reserved.
 * This software is published under the terms of the Apache Software
 * License version 1.1, a copy of which has been included with this
 * distribution in the LICENSE.txt file.  */


import org.apache.log4j.spi.LoggingEvent;
import org.apache.log4j.Logger;
import org.apache.log4j.LogManager;
import org.apache.log4j.spi.RendererSupport;
import org.apache.log4j.spi.LoggerRepository;
import org.apache.log4j.or.jms.MessageRenderer;
import org.apache.log4j.PropertyConfigurator;
import org.apache.log4j.xml.DOMConfigurator;
import org.apache.log4j.helpers.LogLog;

import javax.jms.Message;
import javax.jms.MessageListener;
import javax.jms.TopicConnection;
import javax.jms.Topic;
import javax.jms.TopicConnectionFactory;
import javax.jms.TopicSubscriber;
import javax.jms.Session;
import javax.jms.TopicSession;
import javax.jms.ObjectMessage;
import javax.jms.JMSException;


import javax.naming.InitialContext;
import javax.naming.Context;
import javax.naming.NameNotFoundException;
import javax.naming.NamingException;
import java.util.Properties;

 * A simple application that consumes logging events sent by a {@link
 * JMSAppender}.
 * @author Ceki Gülcü 
 * */
public class JMSSink implements javax.jms.MessageListener {

  static Logger logger = Logger.getLogger(JMSSink.class);

  static public void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    if(args.length != 5) {
      usage("Wrong number of arguments.");
    String tcfBindingName = args[0];
    String topicBindingName = args[1];
    String username = args[2];
    String password = args[3];
    String configFile = args[4];

    if(configFile.endsWith(".xml")) {
      new DOMConfigurator().configure(configFile);
    } else {
      new PropertyConfigurator().configure(configFile);
    new JMSSink(tcfBindingName, topicBindingName, username, password);

    BufferedReader stdin = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(;
    // Loop until the word "exit" is typed
    System.out.println("Type \"exit\" to quit JMSSink.");
      String s = stdin.readLine( );
      if (s.equalsIgnoreCase("exit")) {
	System.out.println("Exiting. Kill the application if it does not exit "
			   + "due to daemon threads.");

  public JMSSink( String tcfBindingName, String topicBindingName, String username,
		  String password) {
    try {
      Context ctx = new InitialContext();
      TopicConnectionFactory topicConnectionFactory;
      topicConnectionFactory = (TopicConnectionFactory) lookup(ctx,

      TopicConnection topicConnection =

      TopicSession topicSession = topicConnection.createTopicSession(false,

      Topic topic = (Topic)ctx.lookup(topicBindingName);

      TopicSubscriber topicSubscriber = topicSession.createSubscriber(topic);

    } catch(Exception e) {
      logger.error("Could not read JMS message.", e);

  public void onMessage(javax.jms.Message message) {
    LoggingEvent event;
    Logger remoteLogger;

    try {
      if(message instanceof  ObjectMessage) {
	ObjectMessage objectMessage = (ObjectMessage) message;
	event = (LoggingEvent) objectMessage.getObject();
	remoteLogger = Logger.getLogger(event.getLoggerName());
      } else {
	logger.warn("Received message is of type "+message.getJMSType()
		    +", was expecting ObjectMessage.");
    } catch(JMSException jmse) {
      logger.error("Exception thrown while processing incoming message.", 

  protected static Object lookup(Context ctx, String name) throws NamingException {
    try {
      return ctx.lookup(name);
    } catch(NameNotFoundException e) {
      logger.error("Could not find name ["+name+"].");
      throw e;

  static void usage(String msg) {
    System.err.println("Usage: java " + JMSSink.class.getName()
            + " TopicConnectionFactoryBindingName TopicBindingName username password configFile");
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