35.5. Win2k SYSLOG server implementations

Win2k doesn't support SYSLOG protocol by default. But some free implementation of SYSLOG protocol are present.

35.5.1. Kiwi SYSLOG Daemon

Kiwi SYSLOG deamon Kiwi Syslog Daemon is a freeware Syslog Daemon for Windows. It receives, logs, displays and forwards syslog messages from hosts such as routers, switches, unix hosts and any other syslog enabled device

Main features of Kiwi deamon:

  • Display the message in the scrolling window.

  • Logging the message to a text file.

  • Forward the message to another syslog daemon.

  • Log to an ODBC database.

  • Log to the NT Application Event Log.

  • E-mail the message to someone via SMTP.

  • Triggering a sound alarm.

  • Running an external program.

  • Send an SNMP Trap message.

  • Page someone using NotePager Pro.

Kiwi deamon can be downloaded from this address.

By default when Kiwi Syslog Daemon is installed it contains a single Rule that has no Filters. This means that all syslog messages that arrive are processed by the Actions in this Rule. The Rule contains two separate Actions: a Display Action which displays all information received to Display00 'in real time'; and a Log to File Action. This Action logs all the information to a file called “SyslogCatchall.txt” which is located in the Logs directory of your Kiwi Syslog installations folder.

This is a very basic initial setup for Kiwi Syslog Daemon. If this Rule is turned off or deleted, no messages will be displayed or logged to file.

To manage your syslog messages, you can create further filters and actions that will allow you to process the messages to your own requirements.

Figure 35.1. Kiwi deamon main window

Kiwi deamon main window

Figure 35.2. Kiwi deamon setup window

Kiwi deamon setup window

To receive messages from Abilis SYSLOG driver you should select UDP transport. UDP port should be set to the 514.

Figure 35.3. Kiwi deamon setup UDP transport window

Kiwi deamon setup UDP transport window

35.5.2. KLog win2k SYSLOG server

KLog is win32 implementation of *nix SYSLOG daemon to support remote logging of message from syslog-enabled unix servers, routers and other networked devices and applications.

KLog can be downloaded from this address. After installation it's fully ready to work.

Figure 35.4. KLog main window

KLog main window