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Re: Syslog server

On Mon, 8 Mar 2004, Harry Hambi wrote:

> Hello all,. 
> What I would like to do is to set up a linux box as a syslog server. 
> There's a couple of documents i've read which say the logs can be sent
> to a database, viewed over a web interface using PHP, this sounds
> great.just what I need ( see attached doc.).However, due to my lack of
> linux skills this doc is not easy to follow.Is this something anyone has
> done before?, 

Sounds interesting, you might want to search for "syslog-ng" on freshmeat.  
There is a php based front-end to view log files and syslog-ng would 
provide a nice way to break them up accordingly.

> What do I want to achieve?, I have some cisco switches I would like to
> monitor ie who last logged on, what changes were made, etc & would like
> to view these events via web browser.Is there an easier way to achieve
> this without the comlexity of the attached document.

Umm, I think this list strips attachments, much better to send a URL 

> I've managed to get my linux box to listen on port 514 by editing the
> file /etc/sysconfig/syslog adding -r to the line SYSLOGD_OPTIONS="-m 0
> -r" . 
> Hope you can help . 
> Rgds. 
> Harry. 

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