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Meaning and difference among Console logging, Monitor logging and Buffer logging in show logging

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I am not very clear about the meaning of these terms in the following output of router. Any experts can explain the meaning and the difference among following terms: Console logging, Monitor logging and Buffer logging in the output. Or send me a link. Thank you

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R11(config)#do show logging
Syslog logging: enabled (0 messages dropped, 1 messages rate-limited, 0 flushes, 0 overruns, xml disabled)
    Console logging: level debugging, 12 messages logged, xml disabled
    Monitor logging: level debugging, 0 messages logged, xml disabled
    Buffer logging: level debugging, 0 messages logged, xml disabled
    Logging Exception size (4096 bytes)
    Count and timestamp logging messages: disabled
    Trap logging: level informational, 17 message lines logged
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Console logging - The messages sent to the console port. (This is the messages you'll see when you're physically connected to the console port on the router.)
Monitor logging - The messages logged to any session (such as telnet) that enable monitoring via the "terminal monitor" command.  (This is the messages you'll see when you telnet to the router and type "terminal monitor" on the CLI.)
Buffer logging - The messages stored in the router's log buffer.  (The messages that gets shown in the "show logging" output.)
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I found a link for you as well.  Table 7 in the Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Command Reference entry for "show logging" have a more formal definition of the fields.

You can also check out the "Logging System Messages" section of the "Basic System Management Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS Release 15M&T".
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