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What is Band Saw?

Band Saw is a syslog monitoring program for the GNOME desktop. It allows the user to setup filters that define which messages should generate alerts. Combined with syslog's remote logging functionality it provides a scalable and easily deployed monitoring solution.

Band Saw is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

How does it work?

Band Saw is really quite simple; it monitors messages that are fed to it from a suitably configured syslog server, looking out for messages that contain text that the administrator is interested in. Any log message that matches the administrator's filters will be brought to the user's attention via a dialog box that pops up on screen.

Because syslog itself supports propagating messages between seperate computers, with syslog and Band Saw you can easily monitor a large number of computers for critical errors.

Instructions on setting syslog up are included in the online help. Just run Band Saw, open the main window, and press F1.


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