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Search for logs before and after given timestamp

Explorer

I would like to be able to provide a timestamp and have splunk return the log nearest/before the timestamp and nearest/after the timestamp, essentially bookending the provided timestamp.

The use case is that a report is given to me with an "event" occurring at a give timestamp. I want to search and find the authentication "start" and authentication "stop" messages for the device/user associated with the event that encompass the timestamp.

Ideas?

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Legend
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Legend

If it's not so much a matter of getting events based on time, but rather the IP address, it sounds like a subsearch could be more useful? http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.2/Tutorial/Useasubsearch

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Explorer

Looked over localize, but I'm not sure how to get what I need. Use case is I'm given an IP Address and a timestamp for an event. I then have user logon/logoff logs that have the IP address. So, with the given information, I need to find the associated logon and logoff log that bookmarks the provided timestamp for that IP.

Does this make sense? How can I get this, using localize+map commands or any other means?

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