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Centralized Syslog Made Easy

If you have a lot of servers, then you have a lot of logfiles. If you have a lot of logfiles, then you probably want one place to look at all of them.

This talk will cover:

  • How to set up a centralized syslog server
  • How to point your other servers’ syslog daemons to the centralized server
  • Security implications of centralizing syslog
  • Security advantages of centralizing syslog
  • Best practices and common pitfalls of centralized syslogging
  • What to do with all these logfiles

There will be time at the end for Questions And Answers, and the slides, along with a recording of the talk, will be uploaded afterwards.

Presenters

Omar Ravenhurst

Omar Ravenhurst

I am a self-taught Linux Systems Administrator currently living and working in Washington. I love teaching, learning, and Free Software. I spoke at SeaGL 2017 and look forward to SeaGL 2018. I also enjoy exploring the worlds of cooking and music.