What year is it - system logs

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What year is it - system logs

Anyone ever noticed the system logs a month and day but no year?no year.PNG

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Oh bugger... so how will i know if it's 2018 or 1972....

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Some people have had firewalls more tha none year.  Particuarly in the case of system logs, where there are not so many entries, the year is important.  I have devices that have logs reaching back to their installation date, and it is not obvious what year a log is from.

L7 Applicator

I never actually paid any attention to that, but yeah I see it now.

 

The full date + time are in the log itself, so you can either click on the magnifying glass to see it or you can click on the date/time link in that column to add the full timestamp (receive_time leq '2018/07/25 08:54:17).

 

I think it's probably a purposeful decision. The vast majority of logs on the system won't stay present for more than a year, and even if they did you wouldn't need the year visually since intermediate logs between years would indicate how many years have passed.

 

 

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@MickBall

your a card sooooooo. It actually does make it a bit harder to judge when things happened

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@gwesson

My system logs appear to cover a couple years

L7 Applicator

Yes i suppose if you searched for a certain event or denial then your log could show this month last year as one single entry  and unless you check as per @gwesson you would be none the wiser...

 

well observed @jdprovine

 

 

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Do you have "Start Time" column enabled?

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@RobinClayton

I chose all the columns that were available to add in my version 7.1.16

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