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Kiwi Syslog static hosts file

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Updated: August 24, 2016

Overview

This article details how to use a static hosts file in Kiwi Syslog Server. Users may need to set static DNS names for certain devices in Kiwi Syslog.

Environment

  • Kiwi Syslog version 9.4 and later

Steps

  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.
    The 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:

    # 192.168.1.1        myhost.mycompany.com

    #

    # NOTE: The IP address and host name MUST be separated with a tab (ASCII chr 9)

    #       Spaces will not be recognized as a valid separator

     

    # Default value for localhost

    127.0.0.1        localhost

     

    # local machines

    192.168.1.2        myfunny.valentine.com

    192.168.1.5        flyme2.themoon.com

  3. Save the file.
  4. Open the Kiwi Syslog setup page. Scroll down to DNS resolution and expand.
  5. Open DNS Caching. Check the Pre-load the cache with static entries from a host file.
  6. Browse to the StaticHosts.txt file location and Apply.

 

 

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