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important errors to control with swatch Nov 19 2007 03:06PM
Isaac Perez Moncho (suscripcions tsolucio com) (2 replies)
Re: important errors to control with swatch Nov 20 2007 09:35AM
Hari Sekhon (hpsekhon googlemail com) (2 replies)
I'm also extremely interested in expanding my log watching to include a
massive amount of comprehensive pattern matching alerting.

I currently have some but need to expand it. The problem is that this is
really a difficult thing to approach because it can only catch known
patterns in this fashion. And whitelisting is really not practical in
this context as the logs generated are practically infinite and not
really able to whitelist them.

I think that there should really be a well maintained project of regexs
for this purpose, one official champion for us to build our baselines
on... with frequent updates...

Anyone got any ideas or regexs they want to share?

Isaac, you would do well to have things like "I/O Error" for disk
problems... "hardware hung"... etc etc, but this list is practically
endless, you should look at your logs and decide which ones you'd like
to be alerted on.

-h

Hari Sekhon

Isaac Perez Moncho wrote:
> Hello,
> I just installed swatch, and used this configuration file for the
> checks:
> http://www.loganalysis.org/sections/signatures/log-swatch-skendrick.txt
>
> Anyone knows any other common phrase or word that I should find the logs
> for hardware and system errors?
> Or what you consider important to monitor in the logs?
> Thanks
>
>

[ reply ]
RE: important errors to control with swatch Nov 20 2007 06:09PM
Reynold McGuire (rmcguire suffolk edu)
Re: important errors to control with swatch Nov 20 2007 05:48PM
Michael Robbert (mrobbert mines edu) (1 replies)
Re: important errors to control with swatch Nov 21 2007 05:22PM
Hari Sekhon (hpsekhon googlemail com)
Re: important errors to control with swatch Nov 19 2007 11:54PM
Reynold McGuire (rmcguire suffolk edu)


 

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