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Old 07-01-2006, 05:57 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Find out log file who enter my pc

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Let ,I am administrator of Linux Enterprise Server and i have 5 user . Every user can access my Linux server for using their owd user ID. Now i have two questions :

If one of them , enter my pc using "root" password or their
"own password" , I want to make trace or i want to find out the log files so that i understnad what they did in my Linux server
in both cases using "root" password or using "their own" password . Is there any tools for this purpose ? Plz help...
Old 07-01-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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Use 'last'. It will display logins, time of the logins, source of the ip address, and duration of the login. If you want to know what each user did/typed on your machine, you need to install process accounting as linux does not log that info.

Old 07-01-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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Be aware that anyone with root priviliges can and probably will erase/modify the log files. You can set syslog up to send its logs to a remote server which only you have access to (and ideally only console access, no remote access allowed at all). Read the syslog.conf man pages for more details.

There is also BSD style process accounting, but it doesn't seem to be used much and must be specifically compiled into the kernel.


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