Re: [fw-wiz] syslog and network management

On Fri, 22 Feb 2008, Brian Loe wrote:

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 7:19 PM, <david@xxxxxxx> wrote:

if you end up doing much searching through your logs you can end up eating
a LOT more CPU then you imagine, especially as you correlate things and
end up searching for more related items at a time.

I've found that if you utilize, for instance, syslog-ng, you can split
up the log files based on whatever (device type, network, etc.).
Searching those smaller files is a lot less CPU intensive.

true, but I found that syslog-ng was far less effective at the more
important job of receiving syslog messages from the wire and writing them
to disk

David Lang
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