Alerting sysadmins [Was: Deleting parameters]
davecb at canada.sun.com
Tue Nov 20 04:44:07 GMT 2001
Martin Pool wrote:
> I think it would be pretty possible to add "deprecated" flags [...]
> On the other hand many sysadmins will never look at logfiles or even
> stderr, so it's not a perfect solution.
You just triggered a thought: some few sysadmins
use one of the standard event consoles to keep
them warned of problems.
Sun's started shipping theirs free, and I know
BSD and Linux have them, so perhaps we should be
thinking in terms of filtering the logs for
"alerts" to bring to the admin's attention,
either in a console or via something simple
like a swat window or email(!)
I'm thinking of both text-based displays
with lines colored to indicate severity and
gui variants with colored icons to indicate
Ron, you're working with Sun's console,
what should an app like Samba provide?
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