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Kiwi Syslog static hosts file

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Updated: November 29, 2018


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.


  • Kiwi Syslog version 9.5 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.
    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:



    # 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        localhost


    # local machines

  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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