IP address for logging can be used for various purposes including data analytics. You can use a source IP address that has been NAT’d, or a header called XFF to get the IP address of a subscriber. This information can be legally used in a variety of ways, and can be used against the subscriber and the ISP for any wrongdoing.
Source IP address
The Source IP address for logging is an interface on a computer that is used for logging. The interface can be either an outgoing or an incoming interface. The outgoing interface is the default setting and will be used by applications unless you explicitly configure it differently. You can use the show ip source-interface status command to determine the source IP address for logging. You may also use the 192.168.0.1 show ip source-interface detail command to view detailed information on policies and interface states.
If you want to view the source IP address in a traffic log, you will need to enable this feature. It is possible to trace a specific source IP address through HTTP headers, but this is not possible for SFTP or FTP traffic. To enable this feature, you must enable Log at Session Start and End and set up a Security Policy that allows it.
Data analytics on IP address for logging
Data analytics on IP address for logging is a powerful method to identify patterns in log data. This data can be used to identify the source of an attack, as well as a pattern of attacks. This information can also be used to prevent future attacks by giving an early warning. Data analytics on IP address for logging can help you detect and stop cyber attacks before they start.
Although IP addresses are not linked to a specific person, they can be considered personal data if they reveal information about a specific person. This is done by determining whether the IP address can be traced back to a specific person and whether the data is reasonable to collect and analyze. Some examples of personal data are the activities of an employee of a porn website. Other examples include general traffic analysis.
NAT’d IP address as source IP address
You can set up NAT to use a NAT’d IP address as your source IP address for logging. You can use this if you have elastic or legacy HA. The exact configuration depends on the location of the SE and back-end servers.
The NAT MIB contains several rules that control how long a SYSLOG record can be. The rules are based on the NAT MIB and the type of event you’re trying to log. Using NAT as a source IP address for logging will allow you to log information about the source IP address of a network traffic log.
XFF header as source IP address for logging
The XFF header is a field in the header of an HTTP request that contains information about the source IP address. The information can be used by various types of applications including standard web applications, endpoint applications, and web servers. The XFF header information is also used by server-based web analytic tools.
Apache supports conditional logging based on the XFF header. Using this header to capture the IP address of a client will ensure that the logs show the actual IP address of the customer. Normally, the Apache server will log only the receiving IP address, so it’s important to configure it so it renders the real client IP address in the logs.
GigaVUE H Series node logging command
A GigaVUE H Series node supports the SNMP protocol and the show command displays status and configuration information. The show command echoes the configuration command output, showing the current status, configured values, and faceplate numbering in ONIE or GigaVUE-OS.
In addition to logging system events to the GigaVUE H Series management console, it also supports external syslog servers. You can configure an external syslog server by configuring the syslog settings in GigaVUE-OS CLI. GigaVUE H Series nodes send logged events via UDP to an external syslog server. IPv6 addresses can be used as the syslog server, and hostnames are also supported starting with the software version 4.7.