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Old 10-09-2006, 06:30 PM   #1
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Something to watch /var/log/messages?


Hey guys

thanks to this excellent thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=340366

I was able to secure my ssh connection to the outside world against script kiddies and dictionary attacks.

I do like looking thru /var/log/messages to see what is going on, but is there a better way to do it?

I've googled and have found something called logwatch, but it seems to a dead project...?

Can anyone makes any recommendations?

thanks
 
Old 10-10-2006, 12:04 AM   #2
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According to freshmeat, Logwatch was last updated in April, so I doubt it's dead. There are a number of log analysis tools available if you Google around a lot. I've heard things about swatch but have never used it.
 
  


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