Syslog Question

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Nov 25th, 2008

hi, re syslog server, can someone advise what would happen to the ASA's if for any reason, the syslog server went down?

Would the firewalls still be operational or not?

I have this problem too.
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jorg.ramakers Tue, 11/25/2008 - 05:48

yes, i don't think the asa's will be affected.

Asa is still sending syslog, but will be dropped or replied with host not found

vvarakan Thu, 12/11/2008 - 10:05

The above option is ONLY valid if using TCP syslog. UDP syslog is best effort, so syslog server going does not have any direct impact on ASA but you may be port unreachable messages.

solpandor Fri, 12/12/2008 - 00:49


thanks for all your posts.. So if using UDP and the syslog server i down, then the packets will b dropped, is that correct?


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