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The Syslog Protocol

I have used syslog for over 30 years now but other than knowing that it uses UDP and port 514, I have never looked at the underlying protocol in any detail. Syslog is standardized by the IETF in RFC 5424 This document describes the syslog protocol, which is used to convey event notification messages. This protocol utilizes a layered architecture, which allows the use of any number of transport protocols for transmission of syslog messages. It also provides a message format that allows vendor-specific extensions to be provided in a structured way. This RFC does not define any transports. They