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Old 10-03-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Angry Network Log Server

hi to all
i want to configure a log server for all my network consists upon 30 windows workstations and 3 LINUX servers. i want to keep logs of activities on each workstation on that Log Server, for example which user did write any file/folder, which user did delete any file/folder, which user did access any file/folder, also according to LAN/WAN with all protocols like FTP, TCP/IP, HTTP etc
Please guide me for that or give me any URL for help
thanks alot to all.
Old 10-03-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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You should be able to use "syslogd" to accomplish this. Syslogd comes with my Ubuntu distribution and I would guess most other distributions. To set it up as a log server, follow these steps. (Some of the file locations may be different on your distribution.)
  1. On the server machine, edit /etc/default/syslogd by adding the option "-r" to the SYSLOGD variable, like this: SYSLOGD="-r". This tells the daemon to accept incoming log reports.
  2. Restart the daemon with sudo /etc/init.d/sysklogd restart.
  3. On every Windows client machine, install one of the many syslog daemons for Windows. You can find a list of such software here:
  4. On every Windows client, start the daemon with these options: syslogd -R X.X.X.X -L -C -S, replacing X.X.X.X with the IP address of your server machine.

That's it! All of the logs will appear in /var/log. Check the syslog documentation for information on filtering log messages and sending different messages to different files.

Good luck!


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