Documentation forKiwi Syslog Server

Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.7 Release Notes

Release date: March 20, 2019

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.7. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

If you are looking for previous release notes for Kiwi Syslog Server, see Previous Version documentation.


New customer installation

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For information about installing Kiwi Syslog Server, see the Kiwi Syslog Server Installation Guide.

After installation, see the Kiwi Syslog Server Getting Started Guide for implementation and troubleshooting guidelines. The guide walks you through common configuration tasks to help you get up and running quickly.

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from an earlier version, use the Kiwi Syslog Server Upgrade Guide to plan and implement an upgrade to Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.7.


Fixed issues in KSS 9.6.7

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KSS 9.6.7 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
00241781 Kiwi Syslog Server is now able to receive, collect, and log messages on TCP protocol connections.
00219189 Kiwi Syslog Server no longer allows username and password fields to auto-fill when logging in to the Kiwi Syslog Web Access, helping prevent unauthorized users access.
00219189

Kiwi Syslog Server now enforces a strong password policy for all Kiwi Web Access user accounts. KWA passwords:

  • must be at least 8 characters for user accounts, 15 characters for admin accounts
  • must include both upper and lower case letters, numbers, and at least one special character
  • cannot be the same as the user name
00217021 The KSS MIB kiwi-enterprise-V2.mib file is included in the Kiwi Syslog Server installation files.
00234513, 00147014, 00165190 Each TCP connection in Kiwi Syslog Server is processed on an independent thread, avoiding broken connections or crashes in cases where no log messages are sent over TCP.
00229433 Web Access Active Directory authentication settings "Domain URL", "Authentication Type", "User Groups" are no longer lost after a failed attempt to login with a domain user account.
00236654 Kiwi Syslog Server no longer sends RSET command when using SMTP protocols.

Known issues

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Custom Python scripts do not run or execute as expected
Issue: User-created Python or Visual Basic scripts do not execute as expected when run on Kiwi Syslog Server.

Resolution:

  1. Install the Active Scripting engine for any new languages that you want to script in.

    For information on using Python, see the ActivePython website.

  2. Install Python for Windows Extension to access the Win32 API.

    For more information on installing the Python for Windows Extension, see Python for Windows Extension website.

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