How do you folks store a safe copy of syslog info?
_Building_Internet_Firewalls_ recommends building a "dropsafe" logging
device out of a PC connected to a serial port on the bastion host:
Configure the PC in such a way that it boots up into a terminal
program in "record" mode, and that every so often (every
100,000 bytes, for example), the log files are rotated and pruned
so the system never runs out of disk space.
Now I can configure any one of a dozen terminal programs to log
everything that comes over the serial port, but how do I accomplish
the pruning/rotating of the log files? If there a some PC software
out there that does this? kermit, the best terminal software I know
of, doesn't seem to be capable of this trick. Have you folks written
a home-brew solution?
Thanks for any and all help.