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Questions about Logging - 22.Oct.2008 3:58:53 PM   


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Attempting to determine whether or not ISA Server 2006 will be beneficial for me.

Ok - here is what I am specifically looking for with IAS server:

-Ultimately, we would like to be able to log the websites that our client is connecting to once they connect through our remote access server (or VPN) out to the internet.

-What would ISA log for these outbound connections? The URL and/or IP address of the site the client is connecting to? The date and time of the connection? Same for inbound connections, the IP of the client?

-Do the logs make a link between the IP of the specific client making the connection to the specific address they're connecting to? In other words, is there a single log file that links inbound to outbound connections rather than displaying the logs separately?

-Does ISA automatically log the information for these types of connections, (inbound and outbound) or does it need to be configured or set to log it?

-We would like to be able to periodically review the logs - without having to monitor the connection in real-time.

-Where are the logs stored?

Sorry if my questions are confusing. I've tried doing a lot of research on this, but I'm having a hard time getting these specific questions answered. Any information would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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RE: Questions about Logging - 22.Oct.2008 4:15:10 PM   


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Depends on how ISA is configured.

1. If you require authentication and they have the FWC installed, the username will be logged. After a few anonymous tries because IE always tries to connect anonymously.

As to url logging, in my experience, sometimes it's the fqdn and sometimes it's the IP address...

2. Yes
3. Needs to be configured. 2 minute job. Periodic log review is possible.

4. Local msde or remote sql.



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RE: Questions about Logging - 22.Oct.2008 4:29:49 PM   


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That helps a lot, thank you so much.

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