Syslog - Simple, network-capable event logging.

Logging is an important part of monitoring and maintaining a computer system. In the Unix world, you have syslog, which is, indeed, the inspiration of the Minitel syslog protocol.

Syslog for Minitel is a simple protocol designed for ease of implementation and filtering, and uses port 514 by default.

Packet format

A syslog packet may be reliable or unreliable, and may not be larger than 4096 bytes. Each packet consists of 3 sections, separated by tabs:

Behavior of syslog servers

Once an event is received over the network, the server may choose to save, relay, filter or drop an event as it chooses.

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