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From: duncan.lindley at virginblue.com.au (Duncan Lindley)
Subject: syslog consolidation

I have had no grief from msyslog, it works a treat.

Eventlog to syslog comes in handy if you have some of that other, other
white meat also,
http://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/Resources/Documents/UNIX/evtsys 

-Dunc

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Taylor [mailto:security@...underground.com] 
Sent: Monday, 10 November 2003 2:29 PM
To: Ivan Coric
Cc: full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] syslog consolidation

On Sun, 2003-11-09 at 20:47, Ivan Coric wrote:
> Hi List,
> 
> I am looking into consolidation tools for syslog and syslog daemon
replacement and would like to hear from the list on your experiences.
> 
> I have looked at
> - intellitactics (too expensive)
> - netforensics (agents required)
> - m-syslog
> - syslog-ng

I use metalog on most of my systems. It does a nice job of splitting logs
based on the program that sent the message as well as regex matching, to put
anything matching "(failed|invalid)\s+(password|login|authentication)" for
example into a single file. It will also buffer messages in memory if you
want to be a little more efficient on your disk accesses. The biggest
problem with it is that it only works as a local daemon. 

So, to log all of my router/switch messages off the UDP listener, I also run
syslog-ng on one of my machines. The two do peacefully coexist, I only have
syslog-ng listening for udp traffic without it opening up a local socket.
I'm barely using any of the features of syslog-ng, but at least it has
granular enough configuration that I only run the part of it that I want to.
And that is always a good thing.

--
Scott Taylor - <security@...underground.com> 

Davis' Law of Traffic Density:
	The density of rush-hour traffic is directly proportional to
	1.5 times the amount of extra time you allow to arrive on time.

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