Textual Conventions for Syslog Management
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, syslog mailing list <email@example.com>, syslog chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Textual Conventions for Syslog Management' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Textual Conventions for Syslog Management ' <draft-ietf-syslog-tc-mib-08.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Security Issues in Network Event Logging Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Pasi Eronen and Tim Polk. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-syslog-tc-mib-08.txt
Technical Summary This document contains a MIB module that defines textual conventions to represent facility and severity information commonly used in syslog messages. The intent is that these textual conventions will be imported and used in MIB modules that would otherwise define their own representations. Working Group Summary The consensus of the working group was to publish this as a standards-track document. Document Quality These textual conventions standardize MIB representation of facility and severity, concepts which are widely used in existing implementations of syslog. Personnel The document shepherd is David Harrington. MIB Doctor review was performed by Dan Romascanu. The responsible AD is Pasi Eronen. RFC Editor Note Section 3, DESCRIPTION of SyslogFacility OLD: In particular, the labels corresponding to Facility codes 4, 10, 13, and 14, and the code corresponding to the Facility label 'cron' are known to vary across different operating systems. NEW: In particular, the labels corresponding to Facility codes 4, 10, 13, and 14, and the code corresponding to the Facility label 'cron' are known to vary across different operating systems. To distinguish between the labels corresponding to Facility codes 9 and 15, a label of 'cron2' is assigned to the Facility code 15. Section 3, DESCRIPTION of SyslogFacility: OLD: The mapping specified here MUST be used in SNMP contexts, even though a particular syslog implementation would use a different mapping. NEW: The mapping specified here MUST be used in a MIB network management interface, even though a particular syslog implementation might use a different mapping in a different network management interface.