[SATLUG] Multitail via SSH

c P sargonemail at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 18:47:23 CDT 2010


> I'd like to have multitail
> (http://www.vanheusden.com/multitail/screenshots.html, in particular
> something like
> http://www.vanheusden.com/multitail/images/sd/lotsofwindows.png) running
> on a machine and be able to SSH into the machine with a particular
> account, say, that would display the multitail output.  Ie, I don't want
> it tailed out to a TTY, I want it "protected" in some way.  Do you think
> there is a way to redirect the output of multitail to a place that could
> only be accessible via a SSH login, perhaps by tying the multitail
> output somehow to a command that runs as the shell when the user logs in?
> David

Setup a central syslog machine.  Setup multitail filter alias's for
each machine sending info to central syslog machine.  Start multitail
alias on central syslog machine for each machine that you want to
view.

Craig


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