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Old 06-06-2005, 12:22 AM   #1
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ssh log?


I was wondering how I can change where ssh logs? My system currently logs to the messages file which I don't want it to do. I would like it to log to the /var/log/secure file. I've looked in the sshd.conf and the syslog.conf but I can't seem to find anything. Any help is appreciated.!!
 
Old 06-06-2005, 09:20 AM   #2
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I think you will be able to edit where you want your log in the ssh.conf file. This file is located in /etc/ssh, and will be able to be edited as long as you have permissions. My system has ssh logs logged already to the secure file so good luck with yours.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 11:01 AM   #3
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I have checked both the ssh_conf and the sshd_conf and I do not find anything in the there to specify where it logs.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 12:21 PM   #4
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Run sshd thusly:

sshd -e 2>/var/log/secure

And you'll get the effect that you want. -e tells sshd to output messages to stderr instead of its default logfile, and then you can redirect stderr (2) to whatever file that you want (in this case /var/log/secure).
 
Old 06-06-2005, 09:24 PM   #5
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I found what I was looking for. In my syslog.conf file I needed to specify auth.info to the secure file. It was actually setup to port all *.info messages to the messages file. Thanks for the suggestion though rose_bud.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 06:15 AM   #6
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How to disable sshd logs

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I found what I was looking for. In my syslog.conf file I needed to specify auth.info to the secure file. It was actually setup to port all *.info messages to the messages file. Thanks for the suggestion though rose_bud.

Hi,

Can anyone let me know to disable sshd logging? I have tried
/etc/ssh/sshd_config:LogLevel to INFO. But it doenst work.

In our application we have been logging to the other server every few seconds for various checks. So this leaves the server flooded with messages and runs the server out of disk space.

Thanks in Advance
Vinod Patil
vinod_p@persistent.co.in

Last edited by vinod_p; 07-04-2008 at 06:16 AM.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 07:01 AM   #7
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How about loglevel = error or even loglevel = quiet?

Last edited by jschiwal; 07-05-2008 at 03:24 AM. Reason: Fixed punctuation error.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 11:14 PM   #8
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SSH Logs disabling

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How about loglevel = error or even loglevel = quiet?
Yeah i tried that as well... but it doesnt work.
 
Old 07-07-2008, 05:44 PM   #9
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I wouldn't recommend that anyone turn logging off. But if you need to you can just start SSH with -q quiet option.
 
Old 08-25-2010, 03:50 AM   #10
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I found a solution and tested it under grml linux (a fun debian based distro):

http://unsigned-nerd.blogspot.com/20...ation-log.html
 
  


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