Stevens Institute of Technology - Department of Computer Science

CS615 Pre-Lecture Questionnaire - 08

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How does HTTPS differ from HTTP?

What layer of the OSI stack does TLS take place on?

When should you use HTTPS?

What are some pitfalls of HTTPS?

What protocol and port does syslog use?

What other log mechanisms do you know? How do they differ from syslog?

On linux-lab or an EC2 instance, look at the files under /var/log.
Identify one meaningful metric from one of those files that a system administrator would be interested in.
Explain why, and how it would be useful.

What kind of tools can you use to process logs? Think about scalability!