Archiving PF Firewall Logs

Tuesday, 30 July 2002, 11:30 AM EST

In the previous installment of this series we learned how to fine-tune the process of saving and rotating pf logs to match our preferences. Today we'll look at the problem of automating the transfer of logs from the firewall to one of the workstations connected to the internal private network segment. But, you may ask, why won't we analyze pf logs on the firewall instead? Well, while we could analyze the logs on the firewall, it is usually more convenient, efficient and safe to do it on another computer with a faster processor, more memory, and larger hard disks. We shouldn't really ask the firewall to do anything more than packet filtering. The task of log archiving and analysis is best left to another computer.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Whitepaper: Zero Trust approach to network security

Posted on 20 November 2014.  |  Zero Trust is an alternative security model that addresses the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies by removing the assumption of trust.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Nov 21st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //