Chapter 5

Managing Event Logs


Event logs provide valuable insight into what is happening on a system. The scope of a typical event log is very different from the output of an IDS (intrusion detection system). This is because in general the event logs are more tailored to specific systems and applications. With the right utilities you can even create event log entries for custom applications or batch files/scripts. For example, if you have a batch file that deleted old temp files on a server, you could have it send a log message to the syslog ...

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