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 […]
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 […]
A reliable IP transport protocol. TCP communication ensures that no packets are lost in transit. As such, it is most useful in low-bandwidth or unreliable environments. Examples are slow WANs or packet radio networks.
RFC 3164 is a IETF document. It describes how syslog messages have been seen in traditional implementations. RFC 3164 is not a standard but rather a descriptive (“informational” in IETF terms) document. It does not demand a specific behaviour but rather documents what has been seen. Some existing implementations of real-world syslog use different formats. […]