[syslog-ng]GUI Monitoring tool ?

Russell Adams syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 11:49:55 -0600

Nagios and BB are better for testing for boolean conditions. (ie: Is
it broke? Yes/No?)

What I use is LogMuncher to watch my syslog files on a central log
host, and it mails me about any messages I need to see. Then I get all
the important messages in my mail client.

See  http://www.campin.net/syslog-ng/faq.html


On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 02:16:14PM +0000, Jim Mozley wrote:
> Hamilton Andrew wrote:
> >What do you mean by "keep an eye on"?  Do you want logging stats, or just
> >"is it running"?  There are a number of system monitoring tools out there
> >that will let "watch" various processes including syslog-ng.  I use Big
> >Brother(http://www.bb4.com).  I wrote a couple of scripts that monitor the
> >syslog-ng process and plugged them into Big Brother so I could ensure that
> >it was alive and kicking.  The BB results are posted on a series of web
> >pages, all of which are customizable.  I know there are several others out
> >there and some of the other folks here use them so perhaps they will 
> >respond
> >as well.
> Nagios is good, I've used BB too, but rate Nagios higher.
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