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Kiwi Syslog local DNS cache

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Updated: August 15, 2016


This article provides steps on how to manually add DNS names for Kiwi Syslog server.


  • All versions of Kiwi Syslog


1. Browse to the installation folder (by default c:\programfiles(x86)\syslogd) and locate the StaticHosts.txt file.

2. Open this with a text editor and add the entries as shown:

# Static DNS host file
# Each entry must consist of an IP address, a tab, then a host name
# The IP address is in the format aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
# The host name can be any text value that you like up to 63 characters in length
# Comments can be on a separate line and must start with a # character
# Example:
# NOTE: The IP address and host name MUST be separated with a tab (ASCII chr 9)
#       Spaces will not be recognised as a valid separator

# Default value for localhost    localhost    

3. In the Syslog manager File, go to Setup.

4. Scroll down to DNS Resolution and select as a minimum Resolve the IP address of the sending device.

Note: Resolving DNS names in the message text can slow the system and may impact on performance on a very busy server.

5. Scroll to DNS Caching and in Static cache entries check the pre-load the cache with static entries from a hosts file.

6. In the Hosts file window, browse to the StaticHosts file, and then press OK.


The following link runs through the process:-




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22:42, 14 Aug 2016