IETF RFC 5424
The Syslog Protocol
|Publication Date:||1 March 2009|
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 document has been written with the original design goals
for traditional syslog in mind. The need for a new layered
specification has arisen because standardization efforts for
reliable and secure syslog extensions suffer from the lack of a
Standards-Track and transport-independen
This document obsoletes RFC 3164.