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Syslog problem in CiscoWorks 2000

Unfortunately the CiscoWorks 2000 doesn’t handle properly the syslog message that contains the “\n\t” formatting characters.

Here is an example.

This message is an SNMP trap and I found the \n\t characters in it:

1057041230 7 Tue Jul 01 08:30:30 2003 <router name> - Log message generated : decaps: rec'd IPSEC packet has invalid spi for \n\t destaddr=<X.X.X.X>, prot=50, spi=0x388C93EE(948737006), srcaddr=<Y.Y.Y.Y>;3 .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.9.41.2.0.1 0

When the Solaris logs it, due to the “\n\t” the message is separated into two rows in the syslog:

Jul 1 08:30:30 <router name> 3397: Jul 1 08:34:58: %CRYPTO-4-RECVD_PKT_INV_SPI: decaps: rec'd IPSEC packet has invalid spi for

Jul 1 08:30:30 <router name> 3398: destaddr=<X.X.X.X>, prot=50, spi=0x388C93EE(948737006), srcaddr=<Y.Y.Y.Y>

Thus CiscoWorks see only the first part of this message and when you create a syslog report or an automated action you lost the second part that is contains the source and destination addresses:

Jul 1 08:34:58: %CRYPTO-4-RECVD_PKT_INV_SPI: decaps: rec'd IPSEC packet has invalid spi for

Does anybody have any idea how can I resolve this and get the entire message?

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Re: Syslog problem in CiscoWorks 2000

If even with applying the latest IDU for RME from CCO, shows the same problem, then this could be a new issue for which TAC should help further.

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