Category Archives: networking
It’s always useful to get your network gear to send their logs somewhere else in case they die, reboot, or go on fire. In a domestic setting this can be very useful if you have some problems with the stability of your link. However, in the case of the X3500, Linksys’s knowledge base says
11.Does the X3500 support transmission of log information to a log server?
No, the Linksys X3500 does not support transmission of log information to a log server.
Welllll…. that’s kind of true, in that there’s no option to enable it, so I suppose it’s not supported. However, it can be done. Linksys would probably say that this will invalidate your warranty, set your hair on fire and poison the groundwater, but a big fat ‘muh’ to them.
For a ‘lifer’ Unix engineer like me, trying to diagnose subtle problems on a Windows box can be very frustrating. You know the data is in there somewhere, but getting it out can be very tricky. Recently I’ve had a problem with a 2008R2 server and I needed to know the error statistics on each of its many NICs. Most of them are made by Intel, which made things a bit easier, and had the side-effect of revealing data for a couple of Broadcom NICs too.