Why discuss logging on a show about networking? Because networking has a huge volume of logs coming from routers, switches, and firewalls that need to be managed. And frankly, it’s really hard. Logs fill up disk. Search engines to pull out data from log databases range from useful to frustrating. Managing log formats gets…interesting. Despite all of that, we need the data log message provide us so that we can effectively manage our networks. So, we take a stab at making sense of the whole thing.
Lennart is an especially notable guest as the major force behind GrayLog2, a popular open source log munging engine.