How does log data get sent and gathered?
It’s easy to send and gather log data. Syslog is a protocol used for sending and gathering log data in computer networks. It is a standard protocol that allows different devices to send log messages to a central logging server or device.
Here’s how it typically works:
- A device generates a log message. This could be a server, network device, application, or any other device that generates logs.
- The device sends the log message to a syslog server using the syslog protocol. The syslog server can be located on-premises or in the cloud.
- The syslog server receives the log message and processes it. It can store the log message in a file or database, or forward it to other systems for further analysis.
- The syslog server can also apply filters and rules to the log messages it receives. For example, it can discard log messages that are not relevant or send an alert when a critical error occurs.
- System administrators...