Parsing Syslog and Acting on it, using other input too
sam at circlenet.us
Thu Aug 29 13:25:46 UTC 2013
My view on splunk,
+1 if you intend to have a human act on the reports, it does an
excellent job of reducing huge amounts of audit data into the valuable
-1 Seemed to be a pita to integrate with my scripting enviroment. I
ended up kludging wget,awk and telnet together in a totally undignified
way to make it reach out and act on something.
+2 Customizable ingestion/parsing, I'm feeding everything from linux
audit data to weird proprietary serial output from a multiplexer into
-1 Proprietary database I would have liked to see an sql plugin for
data storage, I would like the data in Mysql/Oracle but no-joy from
splunk so that I can use other tools on it easily.
+1 Free demo. You can download an eval version that is rate limited and
cripples itself after a fixed time.
-1 because The license costs are a bit high if your moving lots of data
On 2013-08-29 09:10, Jason Biel wrote:
> You should look into SPLUNK (http://www.splunk.com/), it will
> your syslog data and you can run customized reports and then act on
> On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 8:03 AM, Kasper Adel <karim.adel at gmail.com>
>> I am looking for a way to do proactive monitoring of my network,
>> what I am
>> specifically thinking about is receiving syslog msgs from the
>> routers and
>> the backend engine would correlate certain msgs with output/data
>> that i am
>> receiving through SSH/telnet sessions. What i am after is not
>> exposed to
>> SNMP so i need to do it on my own.
>> I am sure there are many tools that can do parsing of syslog and
>> upon it but i wonder if there is something more flexible out there
>> that I
>> can just re-use to do the above ? Please point me to known public or
>> home-grown scripts in use to achieve this.
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