Administration>Logging Questions?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by BassKozz, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. BassKozz

    BassKozz Network Guru Member

    1. Is it possible to log to an external machine?
      What I am trying to accomplish is logging my WORK network on my HOME machine, to watch what my employees are upto while I am away... will this cause any issues with lag or slowdown of the router if I am logging to a machine that is not on the LAN?
    2. What is the best tool (software) to use to log on a WinXP machine?
    TIA,
    -BassKozz
     
  2. PeterT

    PeterT Network Guru Member

    I believe it should work logging to a machine external to your WORK network.

    Remember though that syslog messages are sent via UDP which is NOT a guranteed delivery protocol. You would of course need to ensure that UDP traffic destined to port 514 could be directed to your home machine.

    I presume that this machine would itself be behind another router at home, in which case you would need a port-forwarding rule at home to direct traffic on UDP 514 to the machine you want to perform the logging on.

    A popular logging tool is Kiwi Syslog Daemon (http://www.kiwisyslog.com/); both commercial and freeware (the freeware version is the same code but with a reduced feature set).
     
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