The Windows DNS debug log contains valuable information on DNS queries and activity that is especially useful for monitoring and analyzing malicious traffic. This requires some configuration changes for the DNS service in order to enable debug logging.
Here is a short description on how to enable debug logging for the DNS service on windows, this also applies to Windows Server 2008 and later. It is possible to specify the file and path name of the DNS debug log file as well as the maximum size of the file.
It is known that measuring performance is one of the most challenging tasks in system administration. It requires proper configuration and a good understanding of the results. Fortunately, Linux systems offer a wide variety of tools for obtaining performance metrics. In this blog post, we will focus on the instrumentation capabilities of the Linux kernel and some interesting methods of analyzing the results.
The importance of the kernel lies in the fact that usage information related to CPU, memory, disk space, or network interfaces is always passing through it, and it cannot be bypassed.
Apple has made great strides in recent years, not only with its innovative hardware, but also with incremental improvements to its operating systems. For a number of reasons, Macs have become viable alternatives to PCs in many large corporations. Apple also continues to maintain a strong presence in institutions of higher education, as it has for decades in the US. Whether your Mac users are working on spreadsheets in accounting or they belong to creative teams developing software or marketing content, your digital assets are valuable and need to be monitored to detect any potential security threats.
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DHCP server log collection made simple DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a network management protocol that dynamically assigns IP addresses to each client machine on your network. However, its importance does not stop there. DHCP can even generate numerous critical events that indicate your network’s security has been compromised.
You might then wonder how you can use these events to safeguard your organization from intrusion. Well, these event logs store valuable information that contain the ID and IP address associated with each client.
Windows Event Forwarding (WEF) is a service available on Microsoft Windows platforms which enables the forwarding of events from Windows Event Log to a central Windows Event Collector. Since the technology is built into the operating system, this means you can centralize log collection without having to install third party software on each Windows node. You can also use Group Policy for configuring clients to forward their events. This approach not only standardizes client management but also streamlines it.
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Be sure to read Part 1 and Part 3 of our DNS Log Collection series, in case you missed them.
DNS Log Collection on Windows If you need to reduce the cost of DNS security and increase efficiency through centralizing DNS log collection, where would you start? Answering this question requires knowledge and awareness of the challenges and opportunities available on the Windows platform.
While Windows DNS server is a common technology serving many types of organizations, from local domains to large multi-site enterprises, the possibilities are not necessarily that well-known within the context of comprehensive, site-wide log collection.
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Be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2 of our series in case you missed them.
DNS Log Collection on Linux In the third, closing part of our series on DNS log collection, we discuss DNS logging on Linux using open source software. From the numerous open source DNS server implementations available, we tried to include the more popular ones and summarized what is involved in collecting logs from them.
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