Friday, August 12, 2011

Analysing logs in Linux

Part of the security and sysadmins tasks is the log analysis and decision taking. There is plenty of information in

The tools i recommend is called "Lire", this tool permits the creation of several reporting formats, including html, pdf, xml, between others. It also permits to analyze many log file formats, which include MySQL, Iptables, BIND, Apache, Qmail, Postfix, Syslog and more. Lire is GPL'ed Free Software (and Open Source), built around the idea of extendibility.

This tool is available from, it has been deveploped in Perl and i recommend you to install all the dependence modules with CPAN (type "perl -M CPAN -e shell" on the command line as root).