Rants, rambles, news and notes from another geek

Event Log Monitoring With RSS

This is another excellent and creative way to use RSS. Greg Reinacker has posted an ASP.NET solution that will let you ask for exactly what you want. E.g.:

http://example.org/Rss.aspx?num=20&logs;=Application,System

Will get you the most recent 20 entries from the Application and System logs. Very nice. I will probably install this on the servers I have hosted at a data center. Sure is easier than other remote monitoring I’ve seen, and it uses a channel that I’m in a few times a day.