Free Syslog Server

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Oct 12th, 2009
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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.


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Martin Koch Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:20
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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
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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
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Islam Nadim Tue, 08/12/2014 - 04:12
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Did you configure the server to store the logs on a file?

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


Kind Regard,



tom.slenter Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:55
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I tested a few "free" syslog servers and was not to happy about it. They had limitations, commercials or didn't work. So I decided to created a small program what allows you to install a syslog server on a debian based Linux platform. (For the moment Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS tested). It has a small CLI version to get a live view and a web based GUI to check your archive and current logging. More info: It is completely free with no limitations and has no commercials. (To make the GUI more secure check the optional configuration section). We actually tested it with multiple Cisco devices and WISM modules.


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