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, 2010 at 15:52
  • snare worked very well for us as well
    – beakersoft
    Oct 21, 2010 at 17:26
  • I deployed snare at last. For some reason it didn't work in the first place. Anyway. thanks everyone :> Oct 25, 2010 at 13:42
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    please consider adding an answer saying that you decided to retry snare and that it worked. Then accept that answer.
    – Zoredache
    Jan 27, 2011 at 3:12

3 Answers 3


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.


We use Solarwinds Log Forwarder in our environment.

  • Thanks. I 'll have a look at it. Is it free ? Oct 21, 2010 at 16:05

Snare is a good one to use. You can also use the Lasso Client from Loglogic. Search for Lasso at http://loglogic.com.

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