I am monitoring a couple of windows 2k3 servers from a mac running Os x Lion. I use smb to connect to the server's file system, navigate to the folder where the log files are and open them with console.app.
I like Console.app because it's a dynamic log viewer and it resembles using tail -f option on the terminal. However, over smb I can't get the same behaviour for either Console or the tail command: the updated logs never or very rarely update.
Does anyone know a better way to follow up on a server's log file from the remote mac?