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    Wanted: Free lu^H^H Event Log Monitoring

    I want something free that monitors event log events on a box and sends them somewhere in e-mails.

    HealthMonitor is OK, but the filters aren't so fabulous (you can't make an filter for a specific combination of ID + Source).

    EventSentry Light has very flexible filters but being free it deliberately doesn't monitor the Directory Service log etc.

    Any others?

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    Re: Wanted: Free lu^H^H Event Log Monitoring

    Possibly look at one of the Event Log -> Syslog daemons available, then have those logs filtered/emailed?

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    Re: Wanted: Free lu^H^H Event Log Monitoring

    Also consider using Nagios. It can mail you when it decides something is broken or about to break.

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    Re: Wanted: Free lu^H^H Event Log Monitoring

    Have you looked at Splunk? thats quite interesting.

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    Re: Wanted: Free lu^H^H Event Log Monitoring

    Thanks, but none of those work with my constraints.. multiple sites, want to minimise change & don't want to add nix boxes to them.. there are strict ACLs for outbound traffic that I can't change e.g. can't get syslog traffic out.. would like to avoid SPFs. Would have made do with HealthMonitor but when testing memory usage climbed to 170MB in a couple of hours of not doing very much

    Looks like it might have to be d-i-y dotNet code or maybe hack the c++ Snare agent. Neither are trivial.. catching events isn't too bad until you consider filtering, suppression of duplicate events, finding events that happened say during boot before your service got going etc.

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