Parsing Syslog and Acting on it, using other input too

Blake Dunlap ikiris at gmail.com
Thu Aug 29 14:29:24 UTC 2013


Since you said you are willing to entertain home grown as well. I would
recommend looking at simple event correlator which is a perl script
designed to do the kind of thing you are talking about. I've used it in the
past to trigger bgp black holing and mail blacklists for example.


On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 8:25 AM, Sam Moats <sam at circlenet.us> wrote:

> 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 bits.
> -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 it.
> -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
> through it
>
>
> Sam Moats
>
> On 2013-08-29 09:10, Jason Biel wrote:
>
>> You should look into SPLUNK (http://www.splunk.com/), it will
>> collect/store
>> your syslog data and you can run customized reports and then act on them.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 8:03 AM, Kasper Adel <karim.adel at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  Hello.
>>>
>>> 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 acting
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Sam
>>>
>>>
>
>


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