What is Examlog?
ExamLog is a Log analyzer, developed for syslog messages. It works on a Unix/Linux console, searching for user defined patterns. ExamLog, can divide and clasify syslog messages, and send them to a remote/local postgresql DataBase, also have an interactive curses display. The main idea behind Examlog is to compare the logs with this patterns classifing and sorting them into the ncurses interface. This allows the system administrator to have real time access to the system logs in a more friendly way. Examlog is supposed to handle big amounts of information, for example a syslog server. Examlog is capable to store the analized logs into a postgres database, allowing the system administrator to use the program as a security tool, on the other side, the idea of using postgres databases permits the sys admin to get stadistics about certain pehnomena. The most adequate use of Examlog would be a syslog server, allowing a single machine to handle and analyze a whole network.
Syslog messages are a very important resource of information, but is very dificult for the admin to extract the information that he needs. Examlog provides a easy way to view and save logs for any porpouse. You can use Examlog as a security tool or as statistic center, for your local machine only or for your syslog server.
Examlog version: 1.1
- Analyze any non-binary syslog message (plain text).
- Ncurses interface .
- Store analized information into a local/remote postgres database.
- Emergency email for special phenomena.
- Support for network syslog.
Examlog has been tested under RedHat 6.2 (and up), Debian Woody 3, Mandrake 9, Aurora 0.32 (SPARC), running in any of the following architectures: i?86,SPARC.
The Official Examlog WebPage
The Examlog-Server 2.0(alpha)
is in CVS repository, but do nothing.
We are working in Version
2.0 . Examlog will be divided in examlog-server (daemon) and
examlog-client (ncurses and maybe GTK).
The developer returns from
his vacations. Now working in Examlog 1.1, please send your feedback,
patch or comment.
Uploaded this WebPage! Enjoy it!
README File and manpages included to the package
- Examlog 1.0
Reox: Mauricio Araya
ntroncos: Nicolas Troncoso