Author: jgerhards

The Rule Engine

Rules are the workhorse of WinSyslog. Except for the interactive display, all actions and processing carried out is configured by the rules defined. The rules are configured by the client and processed by the so-called “rule engine” inside the WinSyslog service. There is also an online seminar available on WinSyslog’s rule engine. To view it, […]

The WinSyslog Service 5.x

The service operates in the background while your computer is running. The WinSyslog 5.x (i.e. WinSyslog 5.0, 5.1, 5.2,…) is installed as a system service during setup. It typically runs on each machine being monitored. However, some machines can also be dedicated to run it for housekeeping functions (for example log consolidation). The WinSyslog 5.x […]

RFC 3195

RFC 3195 is a IETF standard. It specifies how syslog messages can reliably be transmitted via a TCP connection. RFC 3195 optionally allows for message encryption and authentication of sender and reciver. Adiscon’s MonitorWare line of products implement the core RFC 3195 protocol (actually, Adiscon was the first one to do this on the Windows […]

Creating a sample WinSyslog 4.2 configuration

In this online Seminar, Wajih-ur-Rehman uses a freshly installed copy of WinSyslog and has it write to a text file as well as generate email alerts if a specifc string is present inside the message. The specific requirements achieved during this session are: WinSyslog will receive syslog messages over the standard port of 514/UDP All […]

An Introduction to Syslog

Did you ever wonder what “syslog” is or how it works? Then this seminar is for you. Rainer Gerhards provides an introduction into syslog, covering all important aspects. The seminar does not assume any prior knowledge on syslog, but a little networking knowledge and technical understanding does not hurt. The objective of this seminar is […]

SMTP

The “Simple Mail Transfer Protocol”. This is an Internet standard for sending email messages. Virtually all major email systems are either based on SMTP or at least offer gateways to SMTP capable systems. SMTP is used for sending email. It can not be used to pick up email messages. For this purpose, protocols like POP3 […]

The WinSyslog Service 6.0

The service operates in the background while your computer is running. The WinSyslog 6.0 is installed as a system service during setup. It typically runs on each machine being monitored. However, some machines can also be dedicated to run it for housekeeping functions (for example log consolidation). The WinSyslog 6.0 can be “Engine Only” installed. […]

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