LogAnalysis
[logs] ugliest application logs ever? Jan 24 2008 02:14AM
Anton Chuvakin (anton chuvakin org)
All,

Ah, long time - no post! :-)

I wanted to turn this into a formal contest but figured I'd poll the
list first: what are the ugliest, most useless application logs that
you've seen? Logs that defy log analysis, that are full of numeric
codes not explained anywhere? Logs that don't say what they mean (and
vice versa)? Logs that omit the most critical piece of info?

Here is my example:

|22:22:32|BTC| 7|000|DDIC | |R49|Communication error, CPIC
return code 020, <application> return code 456

Why it sux: numeric codes (twice), ambiguous language, no sense of
priority, etc.

More?

Best,
--
Anton Chuvakin, Ph.D., GCIA, GCIH, GCFA
http://www.chuvakin.org
http://chuvakin.blogspot.com
http://www.info-secure.org
_______________________________________________
LogAnalysis mailing list
LogAnalysis (at) loganalysis (dot) org [email concealed]
http://www.loganalysis.org/mailman/listinfo/loganalysis

[ reply ]


 

Privacy Statement
Copyright 2010, SecurityFocus