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Old 02-12-2004, 06:10 PM   #1
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what logs do I check?

I'm running rh8-- it has an ftp server directly linked up into apache's /html directory. I think something happened when too many people logged onto it(I still have to ask some of the people what exactly happened). The "server" crashed and gave me a funky error when I tried to startX. That had to deal with x already running on a different virtual terminal though.

What I'm wondering is a more general question. What logs do I check if something happens? Is there a master system .log file.

Old 02-12-2004, 07:26 PM   #2
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All your logs should be in /var/log. There is usually a bunch of files for different things, btu I am not sure exactly how redhat does it.


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