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The servers are predominantly used to secure network services such as dial, wireless lan, vpn, firewall and network device management.
Typically these servers just chuck out MBs of raw CSV log data about network activity. What we do is to help collect this data then import and turn it into useable information.
Thursday, 29 November 2007
After some delving it turned out to be the customers PIX sending garbage values in the TACACS+ "elapsed time" attribute.
The customer is now following this up with Cisco.
Saturday, 24 November 2007
Monday, 5 November 2007
- Number of AAA servers you wish to report against
- Number of installed copies you wish to purchase
- Maintenance & support requirements
Its a common mistake to assume if you have 2 AAA servers you need 2 copies of say aaa-reports! as well - you don't. A single copy of aaa-reports! can import logs from 10's of servers.
You only need multiple copies if you want to install on multiple PCs - for example if you wanted a copy in two locations.