Syslog Watcher 6.2 - Release Notes


Syslog Watcher version 6.2 - Detailed Feature List


Upgrade Syslog Watcher from Version 5

Version History

Version 6.2.16 (January 8, 2024)

  • FIXED Message forwarding causes “inconsistent syslog storage” log records to appear
  • FIXED Handling of originator groups in UI
  • IMPROVED SQLite updated to version 3.44.2
  • IMPROVED OpenSSL updated to version 1.1.1w

Version 6.2.15 (June 2, 2023)

  • CRITICAL Update to this version is highly recommended as soon as possible.
  • FIXED Sorting of messages when reading from the storage with a certain combination of filters
  • FIXED Duplicate messages when forwarding (another server/files/db/emails) under certain conditions

Version 6.2.14 (May 28, 2023)

  • ADDED Recipient email address for SMTP profile tests
  • IMPROVED Messages from disabled originators are counted as ‘discarded’
  • IMPROVED Do not create duplicates when archiving storage files
  • FIXED Selecting local IP address for syslog forwarders

Version 6.2.13 (April 23, 2023)

  • ADDED Copying syslog messages from viewers to the clipboard
  • ADDED Copying syslog originators from the grid to the clipboard

Version 6.2.12 (March 14, 2023)

  • FIXED Binding to a local IP address for syslog forwarders
  • FIXED Scrolling of syslog originators on grid refresh
  • IMPROVED Refresh rate for automatic viewer updating
  • IMPROVED Handling of corrupted configuration files
  • IMPROVED Timezone database updated to version 2022g
  • IMPROVED SQLite updated to version 3.41.1
  • IMPROVED OpenSSL updated to version 1.1.1t

Version 6.2.11 (February 9, 2023)

  • FIXED Reverse sort handling in the message viewer
  • FIXED Unexpected stop of the message collector
  • FIXED Port and local IP address settings for syslog forwarders
  • IMPROVED SMTP compatibility for sending email alerts
  • IMPROVED Removed redundant internal log messages

Version 6.2.10 (January 23, 2023)

  • IMPROVED –°onsolidation of multiple alerts into a single email
  • ADDED Format to print the unique message ID ({RECEIVED|%Q})
  • ADDED (experimental) Local IP address for syslog forwarders
  • FIXED Processing of tab symbols in hosts and fingerprint files (Syslog over TLS)
  • FIXED Printing UTC dates and times ({RECEIVED_UTC} field)

Version 6.2.9 (December 19, 2022)

  • ADDED Non-secure SMTP options for use with internal mail servers
  • ADDED Testing of SMTP profile in the server configuration
  • FIXED Windows OS shutdown/restart handling

Version 6.2.8 (December 6, 2022)

  • IMPROVED Error handling in major internal components
  • IMPROVED Syslog Watcher Server’s log records
  • FIXED Deleting storage files that are older than the retention period

Version 6.2.7 (November 22, 2022)

  • FIXED Message filtering by severity level
  • ADDED Loading license from a file (offline license activation)
  • ADDED –°heck for updates at program startup
  • IMPROVED Minor UI improvements

Version 6.2.6 (November 11, 2022)

  • IMPROVED Performance of the syslog viewer when using filters
  • ADDED Regular expression operators in syslog filters (RE_CONTAINS, RE_MATCHES)
  • ADDED UPPER/lower modificators for case-insensitive comparison in filters
  • ADDED Reverse sort and automatic refresh for syslog message tables
  • FIXED Active TLS connections do not slow down server stopping
  • FIXED Escaping double quotes in filter expressions
  • FIXED Default priority level changed from 24 (unknown) to 16 (local0)
  • IMPROVED Tabs and CR/LF are allowed in filtering expression for better formatting
  • IMPROVED SQLite updated to version 3.39.4
  • IMPROVED Option handling for TLS network interfaces

Version 6.2.5 (September 8, 2022)

  • FIXED Email alerts are not generated
  • IMPROVED SQLite updated to version 3.39.3
  • IMPROVED Timezone database updated to version 2022c

Version 6.2.4 (August 30, 2022)

  • FIXED Extractor of additional values from syslog messages
  • FIXED Custom parsers loaded from the syslog storage
  • ADDED Workaround for reverse message sorting in viewers
  • IMPROVED Default layout for the grid viewer

Version 6.2.3 (August 24, 2022)

  • FIXED Complex filter expressions
  • ADDED Regular expressions in the complex filter
  • ADDED Two modifiers for message outputs: ‘UPPER’ and ’lower’
  • IMPROVED Escape HTML before displaying in the message details view

Version 6.2.2 (August 14, 2022)

  • FIXED Complex filter with more than one comparison operator
  • FIXED Sorting messages returned by the syslog reader
  • ADDED Descriptions for TLS options of a network interface
  • IMPROVED Format of the syslog storage archive
  • IMPROVED SQLite updated to version 3.39.2

Version 6.2.1 (July 29, 2022)

  • FIXED Duplicates in the list of dynamic originators
  • IMPROVED Added cache for date/time converter to improve performance
  • IMPROVED Retry behavior for syslog forwarders
  • IMPROVED Default ODBC command
  • IMPROVED Few minor UI details

Version 6.2.0 (July 11, 2022)