This article explains the tasks that can be done using the log Menu of the Kerio Control. Logs contain crucial information and are vital to keeping system and network safe as all necessary reports can be found in here.
When you right-click inside any log window, a common context menu will be displayed.
- This action makes a copy of the selected text from the log and keeps it in the clipboard. Text selection and copying through the context menu is supported only in Internet Explorer where it is necessary to allow access to the clipboard.
- For this operation, it is recommended to use a shortcut
Apple+Con Mac). This method is compatible throughout operating systems.
- This option saves the log or selected text in a file as plain text or in HTML.
- The Save log option opens a dialog box with the following parameters:
- Format — logs can be saved as plain text or in HTML. If the HTML format is used, colors will be saved for the lines and the background (see section Highlighting) and all URLs will be saved as hypertext links.
- Source — either the entire log or only a part of the text selected can be saved. In case of remote administration, saving an entire log may take some time.
- Highlighting may be set for logs meeting certain criteria (for details, see below).
- A dialog where log rotation and Syslog parameters can be set.
- Removes the entire log. All information will be removed from the log forever (not only the information saved in the selected window).
- Only users with read and write rights are allowed to change log settings or remove logs.
- Removed logs cannot be refreshed anymore.
For better reference, it is possible to set highlighting for logs meeting certain criteria. Highlighting is defined by special rules shared by all logs. Seven colors are available (plus the background color of unhighlighted lines), however, the number of rules is not limited.
- Use the Highlighting option in the context pop-up menu to set highlighting parameters. Highlighting rules are ordered in a list. The list is processed from the top. The first rule meeting the criteria stops other processing and the found rule is highlighted by the particular color. Thanks to these features, it is possible to create even more complex combinations of rules, exceptions, etc. In addition to this, each rule can be disabled or enabled for as long as necessary.
- Click on Add and define a rule or double-click the existing rule and redefine it.
- Each highlighting rule consists of a condition and a color which will be used to highlight lines meeting the condition. A condition can be specified by a substring (all lines containing the string will be highlighted) or by a regular expression (all lines containing one or multiple strings matching the regular expression will be highlighted).
- Click OK.