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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:\Program Files(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
    yourserver    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 Kiwi Syslog Server: DNS Resolution Setup video runs through the process. 





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