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Old 12-10-2003, 10:44 AM   #1
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where can I find the logs from the ssh conection ? or the logs from ftp and sendmail conections ? If the loging system is not started how can I start it ?
Old 12-10-2003, 10:47 AM   #2
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By default, ssh logs will be mixed in with /var/log/messages from what I've experienced.

Usually on most systems system logs are started with the syslogd daemon.
Old 12-10-2003, 10:53 AM   #3
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SSH logs generally, goes into: /var/log/secure, /var/log/messages
Sendmail: /var/log/maillog
FTP: /var/log/xferlog (depends in FTP server)

/etc/init.d/syslogd restart
will log into /var/log/messages

hope this helps,
Old 12-10-2003, 12:47 PM   #4
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how can I figure out that a hosts scans me ?
Old 12-10-2003, 03:11 PM   #5
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The answer to your original question:
su -
enter root password
cat /var/logs/messages|grep ssh|more (to view all ssh logs)
cat /var/logs/messages|grep ftp|more (to view all ftp logs)
etc, etc, etc

The answer to the scanning question:
Install portsenty.


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