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Old 04-28-2010, 05:11 PM   #1
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understanding auth.log


thanks for reading.

Could someone please tell me how i should interpret the following auth.log entry?
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 su[3479]: + ??? root:myuser
thanks.
 
Old 04-28-2010, 05:54 PM   #2
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Well.. read the line before it?
 
Old 04-28-2010, 05:59 PM   #3
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thanks. Actually, I would like to know what the ??? means. Also, i usually see the su done user to root. Also, I dont use su I use sudo.
 
Old 04-28-2010, 06:42 PM   #4
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I don't know what the ??? means, but cron + pam will generate a lot of these messages
 
  


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