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Old 02-27-2006, 02:04 AM   #1
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need to create log file


hai,

in my linux 9.0 system

need to know frequently logged user through
SSH & FPT


i can user last command to see login
but that need to store

pl give me solN

need to store the log file in client win98
 
Old 02-27-2006, 02:20 AM   #2
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You can parse auth.log and search for all ssh logins. For FTP, what FTP program do you use? There should be an option that indicates where the log file (if it is enabled) is written to.

To shove it to a win98 box, run some kind of ftp server on it and have a shell script on your linux box that uploads the logs to it.

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Old 02-27-2006, 02:31 AM   #3
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Maybe your Win 98 box can share the folder where the logs are supposed to go to.
Linux can then use Samba client to mount (use the command "smbmount") the folder on your Linux box.
A simple cp/mv will suffice in that case.

But I'd go for the ftp solution too, since it may be more reliable.
 
Old 02-27-2006, 04:45 AM   #4
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command to create log file

hai.

I don't know the command to create log file in specified directory.

need to create log files for ssh & vsftpd user.


yes U r, I am using ftp script for copying the files into my win98 client because we have VSAT VPN system to diffirent server.

w waiting for the sug'n

Last edited by sanjay2004; 02-27-2006 at 04:48 AM.
 
Old 02-27-2006, 05:46 AM   #5
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To store the results of the "last" command, just add '> some_file' or '>> some_file' at the end of the command,
where some_file must of course be replaced by the path to and filename of the actual logfile.
The options to be used for the "last" command, you can figure out yourself by reading
Code:
man last
For instance, save last 10 logins:
Code:
last -10 > /tmp/log_of_10_last_logins
Run this automatically via cron, to update the file at regular times (ie run the command once per day, once per hour, etc).
Use '>>' instead of '>' for appending to the file rather than overwriting the file each time, if you need that.

Your FTP script can then pick up the log (/tmp/log_of_10_last_logins in the example) and put it on your Win 98 computer.
 
Old 02-27-2006, 05:56 AM   #6
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& what abt ftp user log file?

thank u timmeke,

also pl tell me for logged ftp user,
command to check

sanjay
 
Old 02-27-2006, 11:11 AM   #7
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Have you checked your vsftpd config file to see what the 'log file' option is? For mine, it looks like this:

xferlog_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log

Once you find your log file, you will now know who is logging via FTP.

-twantrd
 
  


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