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Reading a .evt file in binary mode

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Reading a .evt file in binary mode

Post Posted: Jun 30, 05 14:43


I'm working on a Perl script to parse .evt files manually, by opening the file in binmode() and parsing the byte stream. The problem I'm having is that even though the EVENTLOGRECORD structure is well documented at the MSDN site, I have not been able to find any information about the data located between offset 0 of the file, and the offset of the first record (which itself seems variable).

Byte alignment is important, so I know that the API has some inherent method for locating the various records. However, I'm trying to read in the file, basically, a byte at a time...does anyone have any information about the .evt file header info?


H. Carvey
"Windows Forensics and Incident Recovery"

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