[wpkg-users] Putting log files on samba server.

Jerry Haltom wasabi at larvalstage.net
Wed May 24 00:18:25 CEST 2006

Sure, I'm just saying there are existing tools for Windows which...
exist. And work fine. And do the same thing.

On Tue, 2006-04-25 at 09:41 +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Jerry Haltom wrote:
> > When I first put together wpkg, I had a need for this. However, after
> > about 10 minutes of thought I realized this was just the wrong place for
> > it. There are tools out there, right now, commercial and free, for
> > aggregating windows NT event logs. There is ntsyslog, which forwards all
> > event logs to a syslog server. There's a lot of really nice commercial
> > ones.
> > 
> > These have other benefits, such as seeing more than wpkg. Wpkg, imo,
> > should use the Windows-sanctified logging mechanism, and the event log
> > API is it.
> As I can recall, one of the latest Samba releases has a tool for 
> checking event logs? But maybe I'm confusing with something else.
> Anyway, this server side logging (>>\\server\logs\machine.log) has 
> certainly one advantage: (WPKG) logs are always available, even if the 
> workstations are off, without setting anything additional on workstations.

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