SEBASTOPOL, CA--"One of the most neglected areas of
computing operations is logging," says E. Eugene Schultz, Ph.D.
in his foreword to the just-released book
Windows NT Event
Logging. "Consider the now legendary case of the 'Hannover
Hacker' detailed in Cliff Stoll's engaging 'The Cuckoo's Egg'.
A slight discrepancy between one system's accounting log and
a custom logging program's logs led Stoll to discover, then trace,
a dramatic series of break-ins into U.S. government and military
systems." James D. Murray, author of Windows NT Event Logging
explains: "Event logging can produce a wealth of data used to
identify system and network problems, and potential security
Event logging is a facility used by computer systems to record the
occurrence of significant events. An "event" is any change that
occurs in a system-for example, a user logon, an addition to a file,
a change to a user's privileges, or an application program error.
Windows NT Event Logging describes NT event logging for system
administrators who use event logging as a tool for analyzing
performance and troubleshooting system problems, for Win 32
programmers using the event logging API from C, Visual Basic 5,
Perl 5 for Win32, Visual J++, C++/MFC, and for security administrators
who use event logging to specify and audit security-related events.
It is the only book on the market completely devoted to the
increasingly important topic of event logging.
The book comes with a CD-ROM containing examples from the book and
many contributed event logging and auditing software packages.
About the Author
James D. Murray started his computer career in 1981 on a Version
6 UNIX system running on a PDP-11/45 and programming in C.
Over the years he has specialized in serial communications, image
processing and analysis, UNIX and Windows NT systems programming,
and telco network management. Currently, he works for a
telecommunications company developing network management
applications and as a staff writer for O'Reilly & Associates. He is the
author of Windows NT SNMP (O'Reilly & Associates, 1998) and a
co-author of the Encyclopedia of Graphics File Formats (O'Reilly &
Associates, Second Edition, 1996), and maintains the Graphics File
Formats FAQ. He lives in Southern California.
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Windows NT Event
By James D. Murray
1st Edition September 1998 (US)
316 pages, 1-56592-514-9, $32.95 (US$) Includes CD-ROM