How to download and analyse logs

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How to download and analyse logs

Post by subski » Thu Feb 15, 2024 4:21 pm

Newbie here.
I want to download and concatenate the logs for the last say 6 months from our Openvpn server and match connecting machines names (if they exist in the log) against known machine names to try and spot any unknown machines.
Does any one have any tips on how to copy the logs off the server so I can get them into Excel?
Any pointers would be very welcome.

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Re: How to download and analyse logs

Post by openvpn_inc » Sat Feb 17, 2024 12:01 pm


You can use the ./logdba tool as described on this link:
But please note that it is NOT possible to log the Client hostname/machine name in the OpenVPN Access Server.

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