On 3 Jun 1996, ygerman wrote:
> I am in a bind on how to accomplish something on our firewall.
> I would like to check the logs on the firewall continuosly looking for certain
> fields and based on the fields initiate an action. The action will be mail to a
> different address depending on the field found.
> Currently I am seting this up via a c shell script and doing a grep for certain
> things every hour. The problem is I would like not to have to wait an hour. Has
> anyone had any experience with this. Is there a way to accomplish this easier?
> Please respond as soon as possible, thanks!
Have you considered Swatch (available at ftp://coast.cs.purdue.edu/pub/tools/unix/swatch)?
It watches a log file and takes an action when a pattern matches.
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