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router logs

This may be a dumb question but I can't find an answer.

What does it mean when there is a (*)in front of a log entry or a (.) or nothing?

thanks

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Re: router logs

Anthony

It is not a dumb question. If the log has a (.) at the beginning it indicates that the router did not have authoritative time for the timestamp of the log message, and therefore the timestamp might not be accurate. If there is nothing at the beginning it indicates that the router believes that the timestamp is accurate.

HTH

Rick

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Beginner

Re: router logs

thanks for the reply. What does * mean?

Hall of Fame Master

Re: router logs

Anthony

I am less sure about the *. In my experience this in on log messages generated at boot time which is before the router has had a chance to verify what the accurate time is.

HTH

Rick

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Re: router logs

Hi.

* means that the switch or router has never been syncronized with NTP, and you'll see that timestamping starts at March 1st, 1993 just after reboot and then you can add the uptime days to that and have the current timestamping.

. in front means that the switch or router at one time has been synchronized with NTP but currently is out of sync with NTP.

HTH

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