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Jun 12th, 2009


What is the difference between syslog and snmp traps.

Is 'logging host' command used for both syslog and snmp traps.

I have this problem too.
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Collin Clark Fri, 06/12/2009 - 06:13

A syslog entry is generated by the device as a notification of something happening on the system. An example is that a NAT translation was created.

An SNMP trap is a log entry that is generated by the system that maps from a MIB. An example is a BGP session went down (which may or may not also be a syslog entry). Typically you use traps if you need something specific to be logged.

The logging host can used for both.

Hope that helps.

tech_trac Fri, 06/12/2009 - 07:36

How can I distinguish a syslog from an snmp trap on the logger where both the information is stored.



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