I have been searching but am unable to find a native email alerting notification option.
It would be hugely beneficial to see changes in logs like:
Has anyone found a way to do this? Or even to syslog these off the box? So far my only option would be to ssh in and retrieve them, then diff against the last few entries. Thanks
If you're running 7.3, you could use rsyslogd with the imfile configuration parameter to send those log files off-box to another system that could actually do something with them.
See http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/imfile.html and http://www.rsyslog.com/using-the-text-file-input-module/ for configuration details.
Unfortunately, the rsyslog rpm that ships with 7.2 does not appear to have imfile support -- in the srpm, the plugins directory is empty.