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From: Brett Johnson <brett@...>
Subject: Re: /var/log
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 07:30:42 -0600
> > On 21 Dec 2005, at 12:32, Gavin Seddon wrote:
> > > I have been looking in '/var/log' for users logging on.  The files and
> > > directories in there are fastidiously organised (to say the least).
> > > Better than usual UNIX distros.  What is the best place to look for
> > > logins/hacks.
You should take a look at It has some
great information on securing your install, from pyhsical security to
logging all activity and everything inbetween. I would recommend setting
up logsentry (see section 3. Logging) which is a tool that parses the log
files and then emails you with unusual events.  It takes a little tweaking
to get it working good with metalog, but is very useful once it's setup.

I see you next thread is on firewalls, and that is addressed in the
security handbook too.

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-- Gavin Seddon
Re: /var/log
-- Craig Webster
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-- Gavin Seddon
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