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Adding an exception to Windows Firewall for Kiwi Syslog Daemon

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Updated March 11th, 2016


Windows Firewall blocks inbound traffic for Kiwi Syslog Daemon.


When Windows Firewall is installed, it automatically blocks inbound traffic for applications, such as Kiwi Syslog Daemon, that listens to specific ports for information.


To solve this issue, you need to add an exception (or a number of exceptions) into the Windows Firewall configuration.

  1. Open the Windows Firewall from the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Select the Exceptions tab.
  3. Click Add Port.
  4. Specify a Name, a Port number, and choose the protocol. 


Kiwi Syslog Daemon has the ability to also listen on TCP for syslog messages and UDP for SNMP traps.

If you have enabled either of these options from within Kiwi Syslog Daemon, you will also need to create exceptions for each of these as well, for example if you are listening for port 162.

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