Apache web server traditionally writes to local log files in /var/log/httpd.
At work we have been looking into PCI compliance, and it requires that log files are stored centrally so that if a server gets compromised and the local log files are modified, there is still an authoritative copy on the central log server.
I have been thinking about the pros and cons of implementing remote access using VPN (such as OpenVPN) vs. an application level remote access such as SSH or Remote Desktop.
Some of the arguments I have seen made for using Remote Desktop over a VPN is that any viruses or malicious software running on the connecting user's computer cannot directly affect the services running inside the corporate network.
Another argument for Remote Desktop is that unlike VPN, the user's computer network is not directly connected to the corporate network, so any malicious traffic coming from the Internet cannot make its way into the remote network - so called 'Split Tunnelling'.
Yesterday morning at 2AM I got back from my holiday in Egypt.
I had a great time, although feeling a little bit sick now, guessing its the water out there.
Whilst I was there, my friend and I visited the Hed Kandi Beach Bar. What a spot, an open air club, right on the beach, playing House music. Perfect!