Release date: September 2, 2020
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Kiwi Syslog Server 9.7. 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 features and improvements
Kiwi Syslog Server 9.7 offers new features and improvements compared to previous versions of Kiwi Syslog Server.
Log to Database - Bulk Insert action
The Log to Database action can now be performed with a bulk insert option, enabling users to insert several events using only one database call.
Windows 2019 Support
Kiwi Syslog Server now supports Windows Server 2019 for forwarding and receiving messages and events.
Log to Loggly action
Users can now forward logs from Kiwi Syslog Server to Loggly with the ability to monitor, search, react to, and archive messages.
Users now have the option to spoof SNMP packets so the forwarded message can appear as if it is coming directly from the devices' IP address rather than the Syslog Server address.
Upgrade to NpCap library
SNMP spoofing now uses the NpCap library, replacing the previous WinpCap version. Users will need to uninstall WinpCap and install NpCap to ensure packet spoofing continues to function as intended. See Add an action to send an SNMP trap.
.NET Framework 4.8
Kiwi Syslog Server now supports the Microsoft .NET 4.8 framework for an enhanced user experience.
Send multiple test messages
Kiwi Syslog Server now has the option to generate multiple test messages in the Setup window.
New customer installation
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
For Kiwi Syslog Server 9.7, you will need to uninstall WinpCap and install NpCap to continue using SNMP spoofing seamlessly. See OriginalAddressPacketSniffing.
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 9.7.
Fixed issues in KSS 9.7
KSS 9.7 fixes the following issues.
00594234, 00558925, 00527816, 00529034, 00456587, 00454410, 00341045, 00100843
|Users requested resolutions to security concerns|
|User requested to disable the ASP.NET Debug method|
00493047, 00334472, 00258849
|Users are unable to access the Kiwi Web Access Portal|
00447855, 00382437, 00376917, 00310961, 00067351
|Users are unable to retain the original source address when sending SNMP traps|
|WinpCap was used for SNMP spoofing with requests to upgrade to NpCap|
|00354609||User was receiving syslogs from unlimited IP addresses in the free edition of Kiwi Syslog Server|
|00209580||User requested .NET 4.0 framework support|
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