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Kiwi Syslog static hosts file

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Updated: August 24, 2016


Some users may need to set static DNS names for some devices in Kiwi Syslog.


  • Kiwi Syslog version 9.4 and later


1. Browse to the installation folder of Kiwi Syslog: C:\programfiles(x86)\solarwinds\syslogd

2. Open the StaticHosts.txt file with a text editor like Notepad.

Example here shows two device names added:

# 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


# local machines

3. Save the file.

4. Open the Kiwi Syslog setup page and scroll down to DNS resolution and expand this.

5. Open DNS Caching and check the Pre-load the cache with static entries from a host file.

6. Browse to the statichosts file location and Apply.



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