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    FireGen for Pix Log Analyzer
 
        How do I configure FireGen to analyze my logs?
        When I run a report on demand, everything works fine but when I schedule a report with the same settings, the reports arrive blank.
        All the reports I generate are blank while the logs seem to contain relevant information for the selected period of time. I also get an error saying: "Analyze has returned code: 1 (invalid). Error: ".
        My log files are very large. What is the limit for FireGen?
        Can I schedule FireGen to run more than once per day?
        When I run a report, all the previous reports get deleted. How can I configure Firegen not to delete the old reports?
        How does FireGen work with zipped log files?
        How can I migrate the FireGen settings from one computer to another?
        What are the limitations of the evaluation version?
        Do I need a syslog server in order to use FireGen?
        How should I configure the Pix firewall in order to generate the logs supported by FireGen?
        How can I change the 50 messages limit that is used in the reports?
        How to upgrade to FireGen 2.60 (or higher) from an older version?
        What is the role of the "Sample log" setting on the "Log profiles" tab?
        How can I configure FireGen so certain sections are not created?
        I scheduled a report on Windows 2003 but no reports are generated. What is the problem?
        Is FireGen available for a Linux platform?
        What is the recommended hardware for the computer running FireGen?
        Can I specify different settings for each log profile?
        I am trying to install FireGen but I get the "The system cannot open the device or file specified." followed by "Internal Error 2755" error messages.
        How can I analyze Cisco router logs with FireGen for Pix Log Analyzer?
        Does FireGen support log analysis when Kiwi Syslog saves the messages into a database?
 

How should I configure the Pix firewall in order to generate the logs supported by FireGen?
 
1. Configure a syslog server. You can download the free Kiwi Syslog server and install it on any Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 machine (see the setup procedure we compiled - Configuring Kiwi Syslog For Firegen For Pix Log Analyzer). Let's say the IP address of the syslog server is 192.168.1.5
2. Configure Pix to send its logs to the 192.168.1.5 syslog server using these commands:
logging on
logging timestamp
logging console debugging
logging trap debugging
logging history debugging
logging host inside 192.168.1.5

"logging timestamp" is optional as Kiwi can add its own timestamp