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Old 04-30-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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HELP me on SSH User login


i need some help on SSH user login event, I got Linux 7.3 i want to monitor SSH user login alert through SNMP .

I heard that i have to make changes in Syslog.conf, my concern is whenever normal user (uid above 500) logs in i should get alert or Trap should get generated and send it to Monitoring software.

Also i got Kiwi syslog as my syslog server

kindly provide help on this???????????

Thanks in advance

Old 05-03-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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I have to admit that I was not familar with Kiwi syslog (I had to goggle it to find out what it was). But from what I see, in addition to being able to process SNMP trags, it should be able to handle direct forwarding of syslog data.

From what I gather from your post, you are intereted in ssh logging information. If I recall correctly most distributions default ssh to log to syslog for basic information. You can confirm this by looking at the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file, the 'LogLevel' is likely set to INFO

(for more info see:

Next take a look at your /etc/syslog.conf file, you can set up items of intrest to forward to remote syslog servers. One fairly readable discription of this process can be found at:

Note: It only refers to nameing the server in your host file, then refering to it by name (after the @ symbol) in the syslog.conf file), but you can if you choose use the destination boxes IP address, although it is not as clean of a process should you have IP changes to make in the future.

If memory serves forwarding 'authpriv' should include information regarding loggin attempts.


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