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[logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 23 2008 03:26PM
Heinbockel, Bill (heinbockel mitre org) (3 replies)
Re: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 23 2008 09:43PM
Jon Stearley (jrstear sandia gov)
Re: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 23 2008 05:47PM
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Re: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 23 2008 08:21PM
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Re: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 23 2008 09:22PM
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Re: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 23 2008 09:12PM
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Re: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 24 2008 12:59PM
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Re: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 24 2008 04:17PM
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Re: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 23 2008 09:33PM
Anton Chuvakin (anton chuvakin org)
RE: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 23 2008 08:56PM
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[logs] RE: How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 24 2008 02:55PM
Heinbockel, Bill (heinbockel mitre org)
RE: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 24 2008 09:36AM
Rainer Gerhards (rgerhards hq adiscon com)
Re: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 23 2008 03:45PM
Bill Scherr IV (bschnzl cotse net) (2 replies)
Re: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 23 2008 05:37PM
Michael Kinsley (michael kinsley sensage com)
Re: [logs] How to define Log, Event, and Alert? Jul 23 2008 04:40PM
Chris Lonvick (clonvick cisco com)
Hi Bill,

You might want to check out some of the glossaries that have some
definitions of the words you're looking at.

ATIS/ANSI http://www.atis.org/tg2k/
IETF http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4949.txt
ITU http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/com17/activity/def004.html
and http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/com17/activity/add002.html

Regards,
Chris

On Wed, 23 Jul 2008, Bill Heinbockel wrote:

>> In support of the CEE effort to develop a log standard, we
>> are trying to accurately define the concepts of "log",
>> "event", and "alert". When we speak of these conceptually,
>> a majority of us have common understanding of what we mean.
>> However, this is not the case when presenting these terms
>> to management and other people outside of the log space.
>>
>>
>> Here is our initial shot at defining these terms:
>>
>>
>> Event:
>> A discrete, distinct, and discernible state change in an
>> environment.
>>
>> Alert (n):
>> A warning or notification generated in response to an event.
>>
>> Alert (v):
>> The act of generating, transport, or displaying a warning or
>> notification in response to an event.
>>
>> Log Entry:
>> The record of an event in a log. Event log, event record, log
>> message, log record, and audit record are all synonyms that have been
>> used to refer to log entries.
>>
>> Log (n):
>> The record comprising one or more log entries accumulated over
>> a given period. This may be electronic (e.g. stored in memory, disk,
>> software, database, text file, etc), physical (e.g. on paper), or even
>> verbal (e.g., "Between 10:00 and 10:01 we received a series of several
>> thousand SYN packets that we acknowledged, but full TCP connections
>> were not completed. At 10:02, our server resources exceeded the
>> maximum tolerable level and crashed.").
>>
>> Log (v):
>> The act of recording or storing one or more events.
>>
>>
>>
>> What do you think?
>> Can these definitions be changed/improved in anyway?
>> Is there any examples, synonyms, or clarifications that should be
>> added?
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> William Heinbockel
>> Infosec Engineer, Sr.
>> The MITRE Corporation
>> 202 Burlington Rd. MS S145
>> Bedford, MA 01730
>> heinbockel (at) mitre (dot) org [email concealed]
>> 781-271-2615
>>
>>
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