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Home > Success Center > Kiwi Syslog Server > Kiwi Syslog Server Administrator Guide > Add rules, filters, and actions > Test a filter or action

Test a filter or action

Before enabling a rule, test the filters or actions to make sure they work as intended.

Use the Test button on the filter or action setup dialog

When you add a filter or action, you can use the Test button to test your configuration.

  1. At the bottom of the action or filter setup dialog, click the Test Setup button.

    The Test message dialog displays the values that are passed to the filter or action when you perform the test.

    If necessary, change these inputs to match the values you are filtering for.

  2. Click the Test button.

    A green check mark next to the Test button indicates that the filter or action passed the test.

Use the Kiwi SyslogGen utility

You can also test filters and actions using Kiwi SyslogGen, a free utility that generates and sends syslog messages. You can specify message properties such as priority, message text, and sending IP address.

  1. Go to www.kiwisyslog.com/downloads.aspx and download Kiwi SyslogGen.
  2. Install Kiwi SyslogGen on the computer where Kiwi Syslog Server is installed.
  3. Use Kiwi SyslogGen to generate messages that meet the filter criteria, and verify that the results are what you intended.
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12:27, 2 Mar 2017

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