RFC 5424ΒΆ

RFC 5424 is a IETF document.

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.

An actual standard already produced by this working group is RFC 3195, which describes how syslog can be sent reliably over a TCP connection.

Adiscon supports RFC 5424 messages. There are a number of switches in each product to take care of those implementation that do it slightly different.

The formal specification for RFC 5424 can be found in the IETF RFC repository.