Adiscon GmbH today announced the immediate availability of WinSyslog 3.7.
The new release is a maintenance release that offers both some fixes as well as enhancements.
The new release offers the following enhancements:
- Customizable email subject line. We do now have support for replacement characters. So the event source, facility, priority and message content can be included into the email subject. Great for pagers and cellular phones, which often only display the subject line of a message sent to them.
- RFC3164 compatible date and time parsing. If enabled, the receive time stamp is taken from the syslog message rather than from the local system time. Full RFC 3164 compatibility becomes available later.
- Unique file name generation (based on system date) can now be turned off. This was requested by customers monitoring syslog files with external file monitor processes.
- File Logging data fields are now configurable. Date/Time, Facility and Priority fields can now be turned off. If so, they won’t be written to the log file.
- Solved an usability issue. When using the rule wizard with standard settings, a syslog forward to local host was often accidentally created. This in turn lead to a loop where each message received was forwarded to WinSyslog itself, starting an endless iteration. Now, even when forwarding is enabled it is disabled by the product if no syslog forwarder address is specified (we formerly used a default of 127.0.0.1).
- Fixed a bug that occurred when ODBC logging was used with Oracle. Also, with some vesions of SQL server seconds were truncated in the time stamp. That has been solved, too.
- Improved the WinSyslog Client speed. Especially slow machines with Windows XP should see a faster WinSyslog realtime log Display.
For more details, please read the Version History.
WinSyslog 3.7 is a free download found at Adiscon’s web site. Interested users should download and try out the version.