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Syslog Server Guided Tour - Red, White and Blue!

What's red, white and blue and warns you when your log traffic is spiking?


Kiwi Syslog Server, of course!  (Red for errors, blue for info...) 

New this week: a two-minute guided tour (YouTube video) that shows you how Kiwi Syslog can monitor, archive and alert on your log files. 

Syslog Server Guided Tour

If you're in a hurry, here's a quick schedule of the guided syslog server video tour.

  • 0:10 - what types of messages Kiwi Syslog Server can supportmon
  • 0:20 - how many messages Kiwi Syslog Server can support
  • 0:25 - what the real time display looks like
  • 0:30 - a filtered real time display
  • 0:35 - the optional web interface
  • 0:40 - log file handing (split logs and archiving)
  • 0:55 - complying with retention policy requirements
  • 1:15 - reacting to message events with email, sounds and scripts
  • 1:25 - forwarding messages to database servers or other log servers
  • 1:45 - secure forwarding utility
  • 1:55 - conclusion, including overview/summary diagram (at 2:05)
About the Author
Software architect focusing on security. Spent ten years developing secure file transfer technology then joined SolarWinds as part of the Serv-U acquisition. Left SolarWinds for a full-time architect position in 2013, but continue to work with my partner Andy White on interesting file transfer projects for File Transfer Consulting, LLC, the firm we founded in 2011.