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I have the following problem. I have some log files (In Windows) and i want to forward them via syslog to a centralised log server (Linux).

how could i do it ?

I used snare , syslogagent , kiwi but no one worked for my case.


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What didn't snare do that you needed it to? – user22492 Oct 21 '10 at 15:52
snare worked very well for us as well – beakersoft Oct 21 '10 at 17:26
I deployed snare at last. For some reason it didn't work in the first place. Anyway. thanks everyone :> – Nikolaidis Fotis Oct 25 '10 at 13:42
please consider adding an answer saying that you decided to retry snare and that it worked. Then accept that answer. – Zoredache Jan 27 '11 at 3:12

nxlog is open-source and can pull files and EventLog on windows. It can forward over UDP, TCP or SSL and it even supports the newer IETF syslog standard.

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We use Solarwinds Log Forwarder in our environment.

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Thanks. I 'll have a look at it. Is it free ? – Nikolaidis Fotis Oct 21 '10 at 16:05

Snare is a good one to use. You can also use the Lasso Client from Loglogic. Search for Lasso at

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