A prioritized retransmission mechanism for reliable and efficient delivery of syslog messages

Hiroshi Tsunoda, Takafumi Maruyama, Kohei Ohta, Yuji Waizumi, Glenn Mansfield Keeni, Yoshiaki Nemoto

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Logs generated by operating systems and application programs provide important information to a network administrator. Logs are used for various purposes including security management, audit, and forensics of intranet. To use logs for such purposes, it is important that logs are reliably retrieved from hosts in the intranet. But the syslog protocol which is widely used for network logging does not meet this requirement. Thus, the use of TCP for improving the reliability is being standardized at the IETF. However, TCP is not effective for providing the reliability in terms of cost and delay. In this paper, we examine the issues and requirements of network logging based on experiments in a real network environment and point out problems of TCP. Then we propose an efficient mechanism for the reliable delivery of syslog messages and validate its effectiveness thorough NS-2 simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009
Pages158-165
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 17
Event7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009 - Moncton, NB, Canada
Duration: 2009 May 112009 May 13

Other

Other7th Annual Communication Networks and Services Research Conference, CNSR 2009
CountryCanada
CityMoncton, NB
Period09/5/1109/5/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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