Documentation forKiwi Syslog Server NG

Add rules, filters, and actions

Use rules to specify how Kiwi Syslog Server processes the syslog messages it receives. You can then customize each rule by setting filters and actions. Rules determine what actions Kiwi Syslog Server takes when it receives a message, and which messages trigger these actions. For example, you can create rules to:

  • Log messages to a file.
  • Send an email for high priority level messages.
  • Run a script on messages containing specific words or phrases.

Use filters and actions to define rules.

  • Filters determine which messages trigger actions. If a rule does not include filters, all messages are acted on.
  • Actions determine what happens when a message passes all filters.

You can define up to 100 rules in Kiwi Syslog Server. Each rule can include up to 100 filters and 100 actions. See the following topics to customize rules: