jeff on 26 Apr 2008 18:14:52 -0700

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[PLUG] syslog - any easy way out?

I'm trying to get my Win servers' event logs together, as I've 
mentioned, which is a PITA.  One of the suggestions was to port them to 

By coincidence, my SonicWall outputs syslog and I need to start paying 
attention to the logs, both for stats and troubleshooting current events.

Someone else here was looking at ManageEngine (commercial), which I just 
downloaded for both Win and lin.  It flatly refused to work under either 
platform so that's off the list.

I tried various CLI solutions, which were mind-bogglingly complex or 
fairly simple.  I'd prefer simple and somewhat more graphic.  Sometimes 
I run a SonicWall dump through Wireshark, which works ok, but I might 
like something more specific (before having to seriously learn 
Wireshark).  We can use commercial but we're a non-profit and prefer OS.

Is there any way to do this without learning programming, regex and 
various other skills I will never have?  I just want a syslog collector 
that will also display reasonable stats and help me to figure out where 
all the bandwidth is going when it suddenly goes sluggish.  And I want 
to be a rock star too, ok?


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