Rebex Syslog

Syslog client/server library for .NET

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Standards and platform support

100% managed .NET code with no external dependencies 

  • Rebex Syslog is written in 100% managed C# code.
  • No external dependencies. It only needs .NET.
  • No third-party or open source code used.
  • Fully CLS-compliant.
  • Supports any .NET language (C#, VB.NET, C++/CLI, etc.)
  • Platform-independent code. Same assemblies for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

.NET 5.0 

Rebex Syslog supports .NET 5.0 on all supported operating systems:

  • Windows 10 (x64, x86, ARM64)
  • Windows Server 2019 (x64, x86)
  • Windows Server 2016 (x64, x86)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64, x86)
  • Windows 8.1 (x64, x86)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (x64, x86) (end-of-life platform)
  • Linux (x64, ARM64, ARM32)
  • macOS (x64)

.NET Framework on Windows 

Rebex Syslog supports the following .NET Framework platforms:

  • .NET Framework 4.8
  • .NET Framework 4.7.x
  • .NET Framework 4.6.x
  • .NET Framework 4.5.x
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions (same DLLs)

Supported IDE versions:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

Supported Windows versions:

Rebex Syslog is also known to work on Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Embedded Standard 2009 and Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. However, these platforms already reached end-of-life (most of them many years ago), which means we cannot guarantee support for Rebex Syslog on these operating systems.

.NET Core 

Rebex Syslog supports .NET Core platform.

Supported frameworks:

Supported operating systems:

.NET Standard 

Rebex Syslog supports .NET Standard 2.1 on .NET Core 3.1. It also supports .NET Standard 2.0 on .NET Core 2.1, Mono 5.14 (or higher), Xamarin.Android 10.1 (or higher) and Xamarin.iOS 13.10 (or higher). Support for .NET Standard 2.0 on Universal Windows Platform (build 16299 or higher) and Xamarin.Mac (version 6.0 or higher) is experimental.

Mono on Linux 

Rebex Syslog supports Mono 5.x/6.x on Linux and macOS.

Xamarin.iOS 

  • Visual Studio with Xamarin.iOS 13.10 or later
  • iOS 10.2 or later

To target Xamarin.iOS platform, reference .NET Standard 2.0 binaries.

Xamarin.Android 

  • Visual Studio with Xamarin.Android 10.1 or later

To target Xamarin.Android platform, reference .NET Standard 2.0 binaries.

Xamarin.Mac 

Rebex Syslog features experimental support for Xamarin.Mac 6.0 or later via .NET Standard 2.0.

Universal Windows Platform 

Rebex Syslog features experimental support for Universal Windows Platform (UWP/UAP) applications on Windows 10 via .NET Standard 2.0.

Supported platforms:

  • Windows 10 (version 1709 or higher)
  • Windows 10 IoT (version 1709 or higher)

In order to use Rebex Syslog on these platforms, make sure to specify at least Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (10.0; Build 16299) in your Universal Windows project.

Protocols and RFC specifications 

Rebex Syslog implements the Syslog protocol as specified by the following series of RFCs:

Cryptographic algorithms 

  • RSA
  • Ed25519
  • ECDSA
  • DSA (legacy)
  • Diffie-Hellman key exchange
  • Elliptic curve Diffie-Hellman key exchange (ECDH)
  • AES
  • AES/GCM
  • Chacha20/Poly1305
  • Tripple DES
  • Twofish
  • DES (legacy)
  • Blowfish (legacy)
  • ArcFour (compatible with RC4, legacy)
  • ArcTwo (compatible with RC2, legacy)
  • SHA-2 (SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512)
  • SHA-1
  • MD5 (legacy)
  • MD4 (legacy)

XCOPY deployment 

When distributing an application using Rebex Syslog library, simply copy the following DLL files (.NET assemblies) with your application:

  • Rebex.Common.dll
  • Rebex.Networking.dll
  • Rebex.Syslog.dll

There is no need to install, configure or distribute anything else to make them work.

Rebex Syslog license is royalty-free - you can distribute your application to unlimited number of users or computers without any additional fees.

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