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War stories: Logs are where the dead things dwell

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 6, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Over the years there has been one love hate relationship that I could never truly get away from entirely. That was logging on systems and anything else that had something to say. I got so silly that at one point when I was doing work for a DoD customer I had a monitor on my desk that was simply tailing the perimeter router logs. I had gone full matrix and no, I never once thought I was Neo.

    One company that I did work for in the past had a syslog server that was purported to be collecting logs from production systems. This was an environment where there was so much work to do that I relegated the syslog system to the back burner. I didn’t like logging systems. I didn’t want to have anything to do with them. I knew in my heart of hearts that this was a necessary aspect of the job but, it ranked right up there with a home lobotomy kit.

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