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The Syslog Protocol (RFC5424)

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Original Publication Date: 2009-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Mar-11
Document File: 39 page(s) / 85K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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R. Gerhards: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes the syslog protocol, which is used to convey event notification messages. This protocol utilizes a layered architecture, which allows the use of any number of transport protocols for transmission of syslog messages. It also provides a message format that allows vendor-specific extensions to be provided in a structured way.

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Network Working Group                                        R. Gerhards Request for Comments: 5424                                  Adiscon GmbH Obsoletes: 3164                                               March 2009 Category: Standards Track

                           The Syslog Protocol

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the    Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for    improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet    Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state    and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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Gerhards                    Standards Track                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5424                  The Syslog Protocol                 March 2009

 Abstract

   This document describes the syslog protocol, which is used to convey    event notification messages.  This protocol utilizes a layered    architecture, which allows the use of any number of transport    protocols for transmission of syslog messages.  It also provides a    message format that allows vendor-specific extensions to be provided    in a structured way.

   This document has been written with the original design goals for    traditional syslog in mind.  The need for a new layered specification    has arisen because standardization efforts for reliable and secure    syslog extensions suffer from the lack of a Standards-...