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Enterprise Networking Planet: Enhance Security with a Linux Logging Server

Jul 21, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Increasing security often means decreasing convenience. But when it comes to using a remote logging server, you get both security and convenience. All of your important logs are in one convenient-to-you location. If a host is compromised by a cracker, the logfiles are out of the varmint's reach. In the event of a system failure the logs are preserved, so you can conduct a proper post-mortem.

"The sysklogd package has long been the standard logging utility for Linux. It contains syslogd (system logging daemon), klogd (kernel logging daemon) and the usual man pages and configuration files. syslogd captures and directs the logging output from local and remote processes, and from the kernel via klogd. Virtually all Linux distributions ship with a decent default setup that does the job for most users: startup scripts, rotations, and logfiles..."

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