The Linksys Activity Logger (LAL) is for owners of the Linksys cable/DSL modem routers. Specifically for those running in a unix (Linux/Solaris/MacOS X only at this time) environment who want to see who is 'knocking on their door'.
What do we mean by this?
These routers have the ability to send log information over the network containing information about outside machines trying to access your network - good and bad. It also has the ability to log your outbound connections.
Why is this information useful?
Security. You'll be surprised at how many scans, probes and attacks are thrown at your little piece of the internet. This utility allows you to log that information in a database, and to eventually look at that information via a web browser.
It's designed more for people who have an interest in the security aspect of their network and have enough technical knowledge to get everything set up and properly configured.
If you don't have enough technical capability to install/configure the requirements, or don't have access to the operating system(s) this project supports, we suggest that you look some of the other logging utilities available for the Windows operating system which require less technical knowledge to install and configure.