Documentation forKiwi Syslog Server

How rules, filters, and actions work

This snippet is used for legacy 9.8.3 topics that link to a KSS NG topic of the same name.

Apply rules in the order you want the Kiwi Syslog Server to receive them. When a rule applies to a message, Kiwi Syslog Server matches the message against each filter in the rule, starting with the top filter.

  • If each condition in the filter returns TRUE, Kiwi Syslog Server matches the message against the next filter in that rule.

  • If a condition in the filter returns FALSE, processing stops for that rule and Kiwi Syslog Server applies the next rule to the message.

If the messages passes all filters within a rule, Kiwi Syslog Server performs each action in order, starting with the action at the top of the list. When Kiwi Syslog Server completes the actions within a rule, and then applies the next rule.

Default rule

When you install Kiwi Syslog Server, it automatically creates a rule called Default that applies two actions to each message:

  • Displays each message on the Kiwi Syslog Service Manager console.
  • Logs each message to the SyslogCatchAll.txt file, located in the \Logs directory of the Kiwi Syslog Server installation folder.