I do agree that this is one way to accomplish keeping track of your
change history. But what I want to see is something that you don't have
to "remember" to do. In particular, I can't necessarily trust myself or
my co-workers to always remember to create the log. The point of an
audit trail is that you can't not do it.
Chris Dickens wrote:
>I also download my XML config file after each update of my firewall for
>backup purposes. It doesn't tell me outright which things were changed, but
>a quick run through a DIFF utility easily shows what changed if I'm trying
>to track down a problem.
>From: Chad R. Larson [mailto:clarson at eldocomp dot com]
>Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 4:13 PM
>To: Gordon Day
>Cc: m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>Subject: Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Strongly desired audit feature
>Gordon Day wrote:
>>Beyond being a common external audit
>>requirement, it would be a great aid for those of us with complex rule
>>sets to see what we changed and when we changed it.
>I use the Backup/Restore feature (under the diagnostic menu) to save the
>xml after each use of the GUI. Those xml files are in turn kept under
>RCS control on a different host.
>Chad R. Larson (CRL22) chad at eldocomp dot com
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