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Old 05-16-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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I have fedora 8, how do I view my syslog?

How do I check to see if someone has been scanning my ports? How do I view my syslog?
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In Fedora if you go to /var/log there are several files and directories where all your logs are kept. You can't really tell how has been scanning your ports because a port scan is a legitimate TCP request to establish a connection to a specified port. You may see a list of ports scanned by one individual host which may be indicative of a port scan. Depending on your menu layout, you should be able to go to System -> Administration -> System Log to view all of these logs in a graphical format.

If you want something a little more evident, you should look into installing an Intrusion Detection System (IDS). One well-known IDS is called Snort.


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