Technical Documentation

Interpreting Messages Generated in Standard Format by a JUNOS Process or Library

The syntax of a standard-format message generated by a JUNOS Software process or subroutine library depends on whether it includes priority information:

  • When the explicit-priority statement is included at the [edit system syslog file filename] or [edit system syslog host (hostname | other-routing-engine)] hierarchy level, a system log message has the following syntax:
    timestamp		message-source: %facility–severity–TAG: message-text
  • When directed to the console or to users, or when the explicit-priority statement is not included for files or remote hosts, a system log message has the following syntax:
    timestamp		message-source: TAG: message-text

Table 1 describes the message fields.

Table 1: Fields in Standard-Format Messages Generated by a JUNOS Process or Library

FieldDescription

timestamp

Time at which the message was logged.

message-source

Identifier of the process or component that generated the message and the routing platform on which the message was logged. This field includes two or more subfields, depending on how system logging is configured. See The message-source Field on a TX Matrix Platform,The message-source Field on a T640 Routing Node in a Routing Matrix, and The message-source Field on a Single-Chassis System.

facility

Code that specifies the facility to which the system log message belongs. For a mapping of codes to facility names, see Table: Facility Codes Reported in Priority Information in Including Priority Information in System Log Messages.

severity

Numerical code that represents the severity level assigned to the system log message. For a mapping of codes to severity names, see Table: Numerical Codes for Severity Levels Reported in Priority Information in Including Priority Information in System Log Messages.

TAG

Text string that uniquely identifies the message, in all uppercase letters and using the underscore (_) to separate words. The tag name begins with a prefix that indicates the generating software process or library. The entries in this reference are ordered alphabetically by this prefix.

Not all processes on a routing platform use tags, so this field does not always appear.

message-text

Text of the message. For the text for each message, see the chapters following System Log Messages.


Published: 2010-04-28