Syslog-Auth Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (syslog WG)
Author John Kelsey 
Last updated 2001-01-02
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document describes syslog-auth, an attempt to add origin authentication, message integrity, replay-resistance, message sequencing, and missing message detection to syslog, while continuing to allow the use of UDP for syslog messages. Syslog-auth supports many different setups for syslog devices, relays, and collectors. Syslog-auth should be implemented on all devices, relays, and collectors being used together


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