I have tried 2 of the syslog programs for windows and can't get either of them to work. I now have Kiwi installed and running as an application and not as a service. I have an IP phone that also doesn't work and will only log to a syslog viewer. How do I configure things so the phone will log messages to my syslog?
PC running syslog is IP 192.168.0.2
Phone is IP 192.168.0.6
The phone asks to put in the syslog "server". I don't know if this is the IP of the PC that is running the server or what. Do I need a ":514" or something after the IP address to specify the port? At least with Kiwi, from the PC, if ti turn on the heartbeat or stay alive function, I see messages in the log. But that is not challenge, they are coming from itself. I have windows firewall on the PC and both the phone and PC are connected to the same Netgear wireless switch. The PC is wireless, but the phone is plugged into a port on the switch.
Can I test this from another pc on my network easily? Is there some command I can send from one machine to the one running Kiwi so I can at least test if I am getting messages?
This is too hard. For something so simple, just to test the connections, there should be an automatic install where it is just working and a small exe test program that you can copy to any machine and send messages, including the one that Kiwi is running on. Then I could test a dumb device like a phone that gives me very limited control. Thanks!
Look at the bottom of this page - http://www.kiwisyslog.com/products/
Free product we provide called Kiwi SyslogGen, which allows you to install on a machine and send test messages to a syslog server.
On the phone I believe you would need to put the IP of the machine that is running the Syslog server.