Python Admin Scripts
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Fri Mar 28 12:46:33 CET 2003
>>>>> "Norm" == Chris Tavares <cct at tavaresstudios.com> writes:
Norm> Many of you must be Linux/NT admins. What I am looking for are
Norm> projects to try out on Python.
Norm> How have you found Python to be useful in making the job easier?
Here's a simple one. We recently began using Firewall-1 to protect servers
in the group I work in at Northwestern. While it provides a nice GUI to
create rules and can dump voluminous log files in CSV format, it provides
essentially no logfile analysis tools. I wrote a simple summarizer in
Python which identifies the most frequent source and target machines, the
most frequently targetted services, and the most frequently used rules in
the database. Sort of a a (very) poor man's Internet Storm Center
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