[SASAG] Next Meeting is Thursday, October 11

Scott McDermott scottm at sasag.org
Mon Oct 8 18:37:11 PDT 2007


The next Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild meeting is
Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 7pm.

There will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.  Check them out
at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University
of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department's
web site below. Parking is $5 after 4pm.


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  Next meeting: Thursday October 11, 2007 at 7:00 PM
         Topic: Centralized logging using syslog-ng and SEC
     Presenter: Leon Towns-von Stauber <leonvs at occam.com>
      Location: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
                Room 403
                University of Washington Campus
    Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/directions.html
      Web Site: http://www.sasag.org/

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Talk Abstract
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There's a wealth of useful information being logged by your systems,
but very often it's distributed and not readily visible. This talk
shows you what's involved in setting up a central loghost to aggregate
and effectively utilize all of that data. We'll consider replacement
of the stock syslogd with syslog-ng, and detail the use of Simple Event
Correlator (SEC) to reduce and correlate the volume of log messages to
a set that can alert you to urgent problems and give you a much better
feel for what's happening on your network.

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Speaker Bio
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Leon has been using and administering UNIX systems since 1990, and been
employed as a full-time sysadmin since 1995. While he's worked 
extensively with Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Mac OS X, and too many other flavors
of UNIX, lately he's been spending a lot of time with Solaris working
at Philips Electronics. In his "spare" time he enjoys being with his
wife and daughters, sampling craft beers, playing D&D, and writing
for O'Reilly (not all at once!).

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This is FREE and open to the public and a wonderful opportunity.

The Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild (SASAG) is a local group
for system & network administrators in Greater Seattle Area.  We are a
SAGE local group and a LOPSA local affiliate, but membership in
either is not a requirement. We sponsor a regular monthly meeting open to
the public on the second Thursday if each month at 7 PM.

Check out our Web site for more information:
      http://www.sasag.org/

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Special Thanks
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Special thanks to Silicon Mechanics (www.siliconmechanics.com) for providing
our server and to Blue Gecko (www.bluegecko.net) for giving it a home!



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