• Description: standard protocol used to convey event or system log notification messages to a designated server, known as a Syslog server

    • Syslog protocol can be enabled on most network devices

    • Uses UDP 514 by default, TCP 514 for more reliability, TCP 6514 for stricter security standards

  • Syslog messages made of three components:

    • Priority Value (PRI): consists of Facility Code and Severity Level tables

    • Header: contains identifying information, such as; Timestamp, Hostname, Application name, Message ID

    • Message: usually saved in a file in /var/log

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