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I use ubuntu 10.04, contained ssh. I want to create a log file that stores all the activity on ssh (only ssh). Like in /var/log/auth.log but only for ssh. Like/var/log/ssh.log.

So, file ssh.log will saving all records of the client when using ssh to a remote server.

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You need to reconfigure your syslog daemon.

OpenSSH just sends the log messages to the syslog daemon with the SyslogFacility and LogLevel which is defined in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

In which file the log is written ist just a configuration thing of your syslog-daemon.

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which part to edit in /etc/ss/sshd_config? –  dtnder Dec 16 '12 at 15:07
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none, as mgabriel answered, You need to reconfigure your syslog daemon and not change sshd_config. The options in SSH config file are only to specify the level of logging. –  laurent Dec 16 '12 at 18:20

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