Debian Bug report logs - #539944
RFH: logcheck -- mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>

Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 16:54:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Merged with 731956

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Bug#539944; Package wnpp. (Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFH: logcheck / also an idea for a logcheck rewrite
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 18:52:41 +0200
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Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

We could use help with logcheck, specifically:

- bug triaging, which is mainly updating rule files
- bug fixing of features and faults
- implementing templates for rules, e.g. @IPADDR@ and refactoring
  the rule files so that there aren't seven dozens different regexps
  for IP addresses
- improving the performance and usefulness
  * only process filters for packages that are installed
  * find a way to avoid the multipass approach logcheck currently
    takes

The package is maintained with Git, but there are no branches, so
use is trivial.

If you're interested, please pass me your alioth.debian.org account
so that I can give you commit access.

* * *

In the long run, I'd love to see a rewrite of logcheck with some of
the following features:

- tag-based, so that an admin can choose whether to see e.g. daemon
  restart messages, authentication attempts for invalid/nonexistent
  accounts, etc.
- runs as a daemon and can process new log entries instantly.
- possibly interfaces directly with rsyslog to avoid having to go
  via log files
- configurable actions, e.g. mail, jabber, file, postgresql
- provide patterns/templates and easy instructions (possibly
  automatic filter generators) to encourage package maintainers to
  provide the files themselves.
- possibly require message samples with each filter to allow for
  a test suite.
- and many more.

Please send further ideas to this bug report.

Talk to me if you're interested in this, and I'd be happy to assist.
I don't have time to do it myself.

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Changed Bug title to 'RFH: logcheck -- mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator' from 'RFH: logcheck / also an idea for a logcheck rewrite' Request was from Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 29 Aug 2009 03:12:44 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#539944; Package wnpp. (Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:18:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Mehul Sanghvi <mehul.sanghvi@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:18:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at 539944@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Mehul Sanghvi <mehul.sanghvi@gmail.com>
To: 539944@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: RFH: logcheck -- mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 15:16:23 -0400
Is help still needed for this package ?  I don't have an alioth
account yet, but I can still try and help


cheers,

      mehul

-- 
Mehul N. Sanghvi
email: mehul.sanghvi@gmail.com




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Bug#539944; Package wnpp. (Tue, 21 Sep 2010 21:30:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>:
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Message #17 received at 539944@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>
To: Mehul Sanghvi <mehul.sanghvi@gmail.com>, 539944@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#539944: RFH: logcheck -- mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 23:26:46 +0200
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also sprach Mehul Sanghvi <mehul.sanghvi@gmail.com> [2010.09.21.2116 +0200]:
> Is help still needed for this package ?  I don't have an alioth
> account yet, but I can still try and help

Always. Send patches or publish a branch; or sign up to Alioth.

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: :'  :  proud Debian developer               http://debiansystem.info
`. `'`   http://people.debian.org/~madduck    http://vcs-pkg.org
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Bug#539944; Package wnpp. (Tue, 21 Sep 2010 23:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Mehul Sanghvi <mehul.sanghvi@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Tue, 21 Sep 2010 23:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #22 received at 539944@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Mehul Sanghvi <mehul.sanghvi@gmail.com>
To: martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>
Cc: 539944@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#539944: RFH: logcheck -- mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:54:54 -0400
On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 17:26, martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote:
> also sprach Mehul Sanghvi <mehul.sanghvi@gmail.com> [2010.09.21.2116 +0200]:
>> Is help still needed for this package ?  I don't have an alioth
>> account yet, but I can still try and help
>
> Always. Send patches or publish a branch; or sign up to Alioth.
>

Signed up at Alioth and submitted a request to join the project.

-- 
Mehul N. Sanghvi
email: mehul.sanghvi@gmail.com




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Bug#539944; Package wnpp. (Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:09:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>:
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Message #27 received at 539944@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>
To: Mehul Sanghvi <mehul.sanghvi@gmail.com>
Cc: 539944@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#539944: RFH: logcheck -- mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 13:07:21 +0200
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also sprach Mehul Sanghvi <mehul.sanghvi@gmail.com> [2010.09.22.0154 +0200]:
> Signed up at Alioth and submitted a request to join the project.

Done.

The best thing to do first would probably be to vet and triage bug
reports.

Thank you for your offer to help!

-- 
 .''`.   martin f. krafft <madduck@d.o>      Related projects:
: :'  :  proud Debian developer               http://debiansystem.info
`. `'`   http://people.debian.org/~madduck    http://vcs-pkg.org
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until lions have their historians,
tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
                                                    -- african proverb
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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#539944; Package wnpp. (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:00:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "Jeremy L. Gaddis" <jlgaddis@gnu.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:00:20 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #32 received at 539944@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Jeremy L. Gaddis" <jlgaddis@gnu.org>
To: 539944@bugs.debian.org
Subject: RFH: logcheck -- mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 07:49:00 -0400
Request to join Alioth project logcheck sent.

Thanks,
-Jeremy

-- 
Jeremy L. Gaddis





Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#539944; Package wnpp. (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:18:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:18:59 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #37 received at 539944@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>
To: 539944@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#539944: RFH: logcheck -- mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 14:06:22 +0200
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also sprach Jeremy L. Gaddis <jlgaddis@gnu.org> [2011.04.05.1349 +0200]:
> Request to join Alioth project logcheck sent.

Added. Thanks,

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Merged 539944 731956 Request was from Hannes von Haugwitz <hannes@vonhaugwitz.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:33:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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