Syslog Log Samples
This page shall serve as a repository of log formats. Please note that the focus of this repository is
to show the diversity of log formats - so that people building parsers can find ways
towards the most generic approach. The repository is not meant as a source for test data. Though
this of course is desirable, too, we think it goes beyond the scope
of this repository. Broadening the scope would make data gathering even harder
and thus could be contra-productive. We have, however, included longer
log samples if we got hold of them.
As of now this lists looks disorganized ... because it *is* ;) We are
right now finding the right presentation form for this archive, so please
bear a little with us. If you have comments, please email Rainer.
Call for Log Samples
If you have log samples not yet in the archive, PLEASE send us a copy!
We are trying to get this repository as complete as possible, but it is really
a tough job if you don't get data. So if you have anything to submit, please email
Rainer Gerhards (who takes care of this project).
Oops... anybody out there with some router logs?
All of these logs were created by daemons, which most probably means
the logs were created by stock *nix syslogd.
Don't really know what it is...
We received some logs from things we really don't know (btw: I'd like to see a
log entry from a Mars rover ;))
We would like to thank the following people who contributed eiter logs
are additional information: Jeff Falgout, Mikael Olsson, Jim Prewett,
Kevin W. Gagel
This log format repository is part of Adiscon's approach to generalizing
log data. You may also find these other papers interesting:
Syslog messages generated by these products can be received
by MonitorWare Agent and
All information in this section is to the best of our knowledge but without warrenty of
any kind. This is free information - use it at your sole risk.
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