Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship




Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-amd64
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-amd64: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Headers:
To: gentoo-amd64@g.o
From: Eric Bliss <eric@...>
Subject: Re: /var/log
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 09:24:55 -0800
On Wednesday 21 December 2005 04:32 am, Gavin Seddon wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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.
> Gavin.

Try looking at auth.log and wtmp.  auth.log is a plaintext log of login 
attempts, and wtmp is a binary file that is used by the "who" command, and 
can also be accessed by the "last" command.

-- 
Eric Bliss
systems design and integration,
CreativeCow.Net
-- 
gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list


References:
/var/log
-- Gavin Seddon
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-amd64: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
Re: /var/log
Next by thread:
firewall
Previous by date:
Re: firewall
Next by date:
CrossOver Office 5.0, anyone?


Updated Jun 17, 2009

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-amd64 mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.