I've used BorderManager since the early days, and upon recently
upgrading to 3.9 I've been disappointed to discover that Novell has
removed rule hit checking from NWadmin. Because the new, experimental
ACLCHECK.NLM that is capable of logging rule hits to a text file also
abends our server, that means that I'm left with installing and
configuring auditing.

What I'd like to do is to have some way to access the audit logs like we
used to use NWadmin. What we would do would be to run rule hits in
NWadmin, then sort all of the users by the largest number of different
unique URL hits. We would start by scanning through the records of a
person who had, say, 1000 unique URL hits, and then work our way down
from there. From what I've been able to discern there is no longer a
utility that will allow us to look at our rule hits in this way.
Please tell me if I'm wrong.

So I need to figure out how to configure auditing. If there is no way
to sort and view the data as I described, then I guess I'm going to need
text files. I'm an amateur programmer and can write some simple
programs to take a text file and turn it into a form we can use. In our
scenario would there be any advantage to using a MySQL data store for
auditing, or should we just use a flat file?

Finally, a non-BorderManager question if I may... If I have to add MySQL
to the server would I just rerun the NetWare overlay installer and add
the MySQL product? Should this work smoothly, or would I have to worry
about something getting messed up? Thanks for any and all help.

- Jim Wagner