How to check logs for connection attempts...

Brad De Vries devriesbj at
Thu Sep 22 20:07:59 UTC 2005

On 9/22/05, Sebastian K├╝gler <sebas at> wrote:
> On Thursday 22 September 2005 17:30, Steven Lewis wrote:
> > What suggestions/tools would you all make for checking my log files for
> > connection attempts by folks on our internal LAN. I work with a fun team
> > who tend to be practical jokers so I would like to begin a habit of
> > monitoring my logs etc. for friendly cracking.
> Have a look at /var/log/auth.log
> Cheers,
> --
> sebas

I would also recommend /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog and /var/log/user.log.


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