The Syslog Protocol
RFC 5424

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Document history

Date Rev. By Action
2018-12-20
23 (System)
Received changes through RFC Editor sync (changed abstract to 'This document describes the syslog protocol, which is used to convey event notification messages. This protocol ...
2015-10-14
23 (System) Notify list changed from syslog-chairs@ietf.org to (None)
2012-08-22
23 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Cullen Jennings
2012-08-22
23 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Chris Newman
2012-08-22
23 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Tim Polk
2012-08-22
23 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Magnus Westerlund
2012-08-22
23 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Lars Eggert
2009-03-10
23 (System) This was part of a ballot set with: draft-ietf-syslog-transport-udp
2009-03-10
23 Cindy Morgan [Note]: 'RFC 5426; RFC 5424' added by Cindy Morgan
2009-03-10
23 Cindy Morgan State Changes to RFC Published from RFC Ed Queue by Cindy Morgan
2009-03-10
23 Cindy Morgan [Note]: 'RFC 5426' added by Cindy Morgan
2009-03-10
23 (System) RFC published
2007-09-14
23 (System) IANA Action state changed to RFC-Ed-Ack from Waiting on RFC Editor
2007-09-14
23 (System) IANA Action state changed to Waiting on RFC Editor from In Progress
2007-09-14
23 (System) IANA Action state changed to In Progress from Waiting on Authors
2007-09-13
23 (System) IANA Action state changed to Waiting on Authors from In Progress
2007-09-13
23 (System) IANA Action state changed to In Progress from Waiting on Authors
2007-09-13
23 (System) IANA Action state changed to Waiting on Authors from In Progress
2007-09-12
23 Amy Vezza State Changes to RFC Ed Queue from Approved-announcement sent by Amy Vezza
2007-09-11
23 (System) IANA Action state changed to In Progress
2007-09-11
23 Amy Vezza IESG state changed to Approved-announcement sent
2007-09-11
23 Amy Vezza IESG has approved the document
2007-09-11
23 Amy Vezza Closed "Approve" ballot
2007-09-11
23 Sam Hartman State Changes to Approved-announcement to be sent from IESG Evaluation::AD Followup by Sam Hartman
2007-09-07
23 Sam Hartman Changes between protocol 21 and 23 appear to break utf-8 security; sent question to WG and IESG
2007-09-07
23 Tim Polk [Ballot Position Update] Position for Tim Polk has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Tim Polk
2007-09-07
23 Lars Eggert [Ballot Position Update] Position for Lars Eggert has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Lars Eggert
2007-09-06
23 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-23.txt
2007-09-03
23 Magnus Westerlund [Ballot comment]
The remaining discuss issues I have, will be handled by Lars Eggert.
2007-09-03
23 Magnus Westerlund [Ballot Position Update] Position for Magnus Westerlund has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Magnus Westerlund
2007-08-24
23 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2007-08-24
22 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-22.txt
2007-06-22
23 (System) Removed from agenda for telechat - 2007-06-21
2007-06-21
23 Amy Vezza State Changes to IESG Evaluation::Revised ID Needed from IESG Evaluation by Amy Vezza
2007-06-21
23 Lars Eggert
[Ballot discuss]
Given the issues that the UDP transport has with congestion control, security and fragmentation, I'd like the document to recommend the TLS-based ...
2007-06-21
23 Cullen Jennings [Ballot discuss]
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2007-06-21
23 Cullen Jennings [Ballot discuss]
2007-06-21
23 Cullen Jennings [Ballot Position Update] Position for Cullen Jennings has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Cullen Jennings
2007-06-21
23 Chris Newman [Ballot Position Update] Position for Chris Newman has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Chris Newman
2007-06-21
23 Chris Newman
[Ballot comment]
* When UTF-8 is not used, this protocol does not interoperate absent
  manual configuration on both client and server to align the charset ...
2007-06-21
23 Lisa Dusseault [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Lisa Dusseault
2007-06-21
23 Chris Newman
[Ballot discuss]
This is a talk about on the call then clear DISCUSS.

draft-ietf-syslog-protocol has a normative reference to draft-ietf-syslog-transport-tls.  Should we hold approval ...
2007-06-21
23 Chris Newman [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded by Chris Newman
2007-06-21
23 Jon Peterson [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Jon Peterson
2007-06-21
23 Mark Townsley [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Mark Townsley
2007-06-21
23 Jari Arkko [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded by Jari Arkko
2007-06-21
23 Jari Arkko
[Ballot comment]
-udp, Section 1, 1st paragraph: Please remove the word "formally" -- it sounds like you are claiming there's a formal definition of SYSLOG ...
2007-06-20
23 Cullen Jennings
[Ballot discuss]
Would there be a way to have at least the option of having some security and some congestion control? What is our bar ...
2007-06-20
23 Cullen Jennings [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded by Cullen Jennings
2007-06-20
23 Lars Eggert
[Ballot comment]
draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-21, Section 1., paragraph 5:
>    This document obsoletes RFC3164, which is only an Informational
>    document describing some implementations found ...
2007-06-20
23 Lars Eggert
[Ballot discuss]
draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-21, Section 5., paragraph 1:
>    The first transport is defined in [RFCXXXX] and is
>    consistent with the traditional UDP ...
2007-06-20
23 Lars Eggert
[Ballot discuss]
draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-21, Section 5., paragraph 1:
>    This document does not specify any transport layer protocol.
>    Instead, it describes the format ...
2007-06-20
23 Lars Eggert [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded by Lars Eggert
2007-06-19
23 Ron Bonica
[Ballot comment]
In Section 6.2.3, wouldn't it be better to record the time as number of units from the beginning of an ...
2007-06-19
23 Russ Housley [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Russ Housley
2007-06-19
23 David Ward [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by David Ward
2007-06-19
23 Ron Bonica [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded by Ron Bonica
2007-06-19
23 Magnus Westerlund
[Ballot discuss]
UDP transport:

Section 3.6:

  It is RECOMMENDED that syslog senders use valid UDP checksums when
  sending messages over IPv4 and ...
2007-06-19
23 Magnus Westerlund [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded by Magnus Westerlund
2007-06-19
23 Tim Polk
[Ballot discuss]
In syslog-transport-udp-09, Section 3.6  (UDP Checksums):

The second and third paragraphs could be read as relaxing the
requirements (specified in RFC 2460 ...
2007-06-19
23 Tim Polk
[Ballot discuss]
Section 3.6.  UDP Checksums:

The second and third paragraphs could be read as relaxing the
requirements (specified in RFC 2460) for ...
2007-06-19
23 Tim Polk [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded by Tim Polk
2007-06-17
23 Lisa Dusseault
[Ballot comment]
This will have to be fixed I'm sure:

  The character set used in MSG SHOULD be UNICODE, encoded using UTF-8
  ...
2007-06-15
23 Sam Hartman State Changes to IESG Evaluation from AD Evaluation::AD Followup by Sam Hartman
2007-06-15
23 Sam Hartman Note field has been cleared by Sam Hartman
2007-06-15
23 Sam Hartman [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded for Sam Hartman
2007-06-15
23 Sam Hartman Ballot has been issued by Sam Hartman
2007-06-15
23 Sam Hartman Created "Approve" ballot
2007-06-14
23 Sam Hartman State Change Notice email list have been change to syslog-chairs@tools.ietf.org from clonvick@cisco.com
2007-06-14
23 Sam Hartman Placed on agenda for telechat - 2007-06-21 by Sam Hartman
2007-06-14
23 Sam Hartman
[Note]: 'The WG chairs believe they may have backed out enough changes that
this no longer requires an second IETF last call.  In the hopes ...
2007-06-11
23 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2007-06-11
21 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-21.txt
2007-05-13
23 Sam Hartman State Changes to AD Evaluation::Revised ID Needed from Waiting for Writeup::AD Followup by Sam Hartman
2007-05-13
23 Sam Hartman A new last call will be required; changes too extensive.
First I need the WG to address another round of comments
2007-05-02
23 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2007-05-02
20 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-20.txt
2007-03-08
23 Sam Hartman State Changes to Waiting for Writeup::Revised ID Needed from Waiting for Writeup by Sam Hartman
2007-03-08
23 Sam Hartman Note field has been cleared by Sam Hartman
2007-02-14
23 (System) State has been changed to Waiting for Writeup from In Last Call by system
2007-02-13
23 Yoshiko Fong
IANA Additional Comment:

IETF consensus is only used for 9.2 (SD-IDs), not
for 9.1 (Version). I do not see any text that implies ...
2007-02-12
23 Samuel Weiler Request for Last Call review by SECDIR Completed. Reviewer: Jürgen Schönwälder.
2007-02-06
23 Yoshiko Fong
IANA Last Call Comments:

As described in the IANA Considerations section of this
document, IANA will complete two actions upon approval
of the document.

First ...
2007-02-01
23 Samuel Weiler Request for Last Call review by SECDIR is assigned to Jürgen Schönwälder
2007-02-01
23 Samuel Weiler Request for Last Call review by SECDIR is assigned to Jürgen Schönwälder
2007-01-31
23 Amy Vezza Last call sent
2007-01-31
23 Amy Vezza State Changes to In Last Call from Last Call Requested by Amy Vezza
2007-01-30
23 Sam Hartman State Changes to Last Call Requested from AD Evaluation by Sam Hartman
2007-01-30
23 Sam Hartman Last Call was requested by Sam Hartman
2007-01-30
23 (System) Ballot writeup text was added
2007-01-30
23 (System) Last call text was added
2007-01-30
23 (System) Ballot approval text was added
2007-01-30
23 Sam Hartman State Change Notice email list have been change to syslog-chairs@tools.ietf.org from clonvick@cisco.com
2007-01-30
23 Sam Hartman State Changes to AD Evaluation from Publication Requested by Sam Hartman
2006-12-07
23 Dinara Suleymanova State Changes to Publication Requested from AD is watching by Dinara Suleymanova
2006-12-07
23 Dinara Suleymanova
PROTO Write-up

(1.a) Who is the Document Shepherd for this document? Has the
Document Shepherd personally reviewed this version of the
document and, in ...
2006-11-30
19 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-19.txt
2006-11-22
18 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-18.txt
2006-06-15
17 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-17.txt
2006-01-03
16 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-16.txt
2005-11-08
23 Sam Hartman [Note]: 'returned to wg until they have consensus to publish' added by Sam Hartman
2005-11-08
23 Sam Hartman Status date has been changed to 2005-11-08 from 2005-09-19
2005-11-08
23 Sam Hartman State Changes to AD is watching from AD Evaluation by Sam Hartman
2005-10-21
15 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-15.txt
2005-09-19
23 Sam Hartman [Note]: 'waiting for wg responses' added by Sam Hartman
2005-09-19
23 Sam Hartman


Hi.  A few weeks ago you submitted draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-14 for
publication as a proposed standard.  The first step in that process is
review by ...
2005-09-19
23 Sam Hartman Status date has been changed to 2005-09-19 from
2005-09-02
23 Sam Hartman State Changes to AD Evaluation from Publication Requested by Sam Hartman
2005-08-08
23 Sam Hartman Draft Added by Sam Hartman in state Publication Requested
2005-07-14
14 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-14.txt
2005-06-29
13 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-13.txt
2005-06-01
12 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-12.txt
2005-04-18
11 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-11.txt
2005-02-18
10 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-10.txt
2005-01-14
09 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-09.txt
2004-11-18
08 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-08.txt
2004-10-22
07 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-07.txt
2004-09-24
06 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-06.txt
2004-07-15
05 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-05.txt
2004-04-29
04 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-04.txt
2004-02-17
03 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-03.txt
2004-02-03
02 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-02.txt
2004-01-20
01 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-01.txt
2003-12-03
00 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-00.txt