Free Syslog Server

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Oct 12th, 2009


Does anyone know of a free, decent syslog server for download? I know Kiwi used to be free, but since SolarWinds bought them, they are no longer free.


I have this problem too.
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Martin Koch Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:20

Splunk is really a great took which I would recommend to investigate to further check on the received data.

But it seems to be a better way to have a dedicated syslog service and then hook to that with splunk.

I would either simply run a dedicated linux vm with a syslog server (and possible splunk on that one as well).

An other option on a windows system could be to use cygwin and then install syslog-ng,

that would also give you the flexibility of a more advanced syslog server, but I would prefer linux or bsd.

These links are just googled:

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Mukesh Kumar Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:43

Hello Nadim


I have tried 3cdaemon tool for syslog messages but these logs are not saved anywhere.

Can you please tell me how these logs will be saved automatically?


Mukesh Kumar
Network Engineer
Spooster IT Services

33jkvincent33 Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:55



I hope others find this helpful.  When you point a device's Syslog IP pointer to your workstation's interface IP then run Wireshark and start a capture using the same interface, Wireshark actually picks up and decodes the packets sent from the device as Syslog and of course one can save the capture file.


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