Syslog Message Segmentation

As mentioned above, certain syslog messages can be much larger than others. As a result, the syslog service will segment any messages that are larger than 1KB into multiple messages. In this guide, these messages will be referred to as segments.

Since the message example above is less than 1024 bytes, the header shows a value of 01:01:, indicating that this is the first segment and that there is only one segment in this message. A larger example message which does show segmentation is used in the Old/New Nomenclature section of this guide.