Automated analysis of Cisco log files

Joshua Wright Joshua.Wright at
Mon Apr 15 12:31:31 GMT 2002

What techniques and tools are being used to monitor syslog files from Cisco
routers and switches?  I have read the white paper from Networking Unlimited
(, and am curious about the
tools and processes in use by other subscribers.

Has anyone written a perl tool to slurp in a log file and generate a summary
report based on message ID's, the number of times they appear and the
devices associated with these ID's?  This sounds attractive to me, but I
would rather not recreate the wheel if someone else has already coded it up.


-Joshua Wright
Team Leader, Networks and Systems
Johnson & Wales University
Joshua.Wright at 

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