“They seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of the Internet: nothing is too trivial.”
—Philip Lisiecki, MIT1
1. Robert J. Sales, “Random Hall residents monitor one of MIT’s most-washed web sites—MIT News Office,” April 14, 1999, http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/1999/laundry-0414.html.
Application servers, routers, firewalls, network devices, cameras, HVAC systems, and all kinds of other devices generate event logs. Event logs are simply selected records that provide information about the state of the system and/or environment at a given time. Different types of devices generate different types of event logs. Event logs may include information about system access (such as server logins ...