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Network Administrators Survival Guide by CCIE No. 10401 Anand Deveriya

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Chapter 4. Using Syslog

This chapter presents an overview of the syslog protocol and shows you how to deploy an end-to-end syslog system. The chapter includes a discussion about the syslog architecture and discusses deploying syslog servers in Linux and Windows OSs with a focus on their relevance in a Cisco environment. Also included are the steps involved in configuring Cisco devices for syslog.

Overview of Syslog

The syslog protocol, defined in RFC 3164, was originally written by Eric Allman. This protocol provides a transport to allow a device to send event notification messages across IP networks to event message collectors, also known as syslog servers. The protocol is simply designed to transport these event messages from the generating device ...

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