A log file is a file, often in clear text, which is generated by a software process to record some specific details about the workings of this process.

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windows GUI app open “fake log file” redirect log to tcp socket?

Lots of windows GUI application can save log to a local log file, but the log file have to be file in local driver or network mapping driver. for example: c:\log.log I want to know whether it is ...
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How to read (in a formated way) logs over SSH? [on hold]

Every morning i open putty, login to my server using ssh, an call nano /usr/local/nginx/logs/access.log, This gives me a plain, B/W and huge list of all my server requests. Is there any program that ...
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What would be good log parser GUI tool? [on hold]

Looking for a good GUI log parsing tool which have the following abilities Can read logs from remote server [via network share, ftp or other protocols] Can read logs from imported log files from ...
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How to split logs according to patterns?

I would like to be able to split log files according to a pattern found in them. For example process all logs and look for /(\w+)\s to match /myresource but exclude /myresource/anythingelse, to ...
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Apache logging not working

After upgrading from 2.2.7 to Apache 2.4.9 seems that logging doesn't work properly. Only things which are logged are modsecurity and fcgid events, but nothing from Apache like file not found errors. ...
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Postfix log showing same error every 5 minutes

I have an error in my mail.log (/var/log). I'm using postfix. I am only using it to send email from my web app (Python/Django) for registration (I haven't configured for inbound, the MX isn't pointing ...
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Cloud mapping experiment. Contact research@pdrlabs.net in the access logs

54.204.131.75 - - [09/Jul/2014:17:53:43 +0100] "HEAD / HTTP/1.1" 200 283 "-" "Cloud mapping experiment. Contact research@pdrlabs.net" A new line in my access log the other day. As far as i can tell ...
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apache error and access logs are missing, what could be the cause and how can I recreate them?

I've been given a task to understand why 2 CentOS web servers running apache 2.2.3 are experiencing very high loads on specific occasions. The first thing I checked was /var/log/messages but then I ...
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Keeping your server safe [closed]

I have a typical vps server with some custom sites on it running on port 80, a mail server, I don't have a DNS server and it is a default ubuntu 12.04. I don't have any admin panel, I am doing all the ...
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apache2: log requests from LAN to separate logfile

I would like to separate apache 2.2 log entries in 2 log files: requests from LAN (192.168.0.0/16) should go in a lan-access.log, and the rest in the default access.log How can I achieve that? I've ...
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CustomLog responds but there are no output on client

So my friend had a server that responds incorrectly, for example this request: time curl -vv 'http://x.x.x.x/~a/fsocial/json_eod_per_code/PTBA-2014-2-c.json' * Hostname was NOT found in DNS cache * ...
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Explaining postfix entries in syslog

My syslog is absolutely crammed with postfix messages like : Jun 28 10:27:07 myserver postfix/smtpd[28830]: connect from unknown[180.215.170.141] Jun 28 10:27:07 myserver postfix/smtpd[28830]: ...
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RFC 5424 Syslog Viewer

I've been looking for a log viewer that understands syslog messages, specifically in RFC 5424 format (including structured data elements), and ideally allows live monitoring (tail like) and ...
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Tomcat localhost_access_log.txt encoding

I run my web-app in Tomcat 7 and in the localhost_access_log.txt file I have the following lines 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 - - [25/Jun/2014:10:22:26 +0300] " Ì Èc£Ï!#ò2Tç¡$EI «àµ«]ëñʯ¯Ù (ÌÌÀ+À/ À " 400 - ...
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Tool to analyze postfix maillog [closed]

I have a mailserver running on iRedMail. Recently we have some issues that people reporting they would receive phisihing emails from us, which haven't been sent by the users they are saying the are ...
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Parse Apache logs for specific verbiage within the last hour

I'm looking to parse my /var/log/httpd folder which contains a lot of Apache log files. I'm looking for specific events within the last hour. I've tried the below, but I didn't have any luck. grep ...
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how to manage the whole /var/log for centralization? [closed]

I have several servers (Linux, various distributions managed by different people) which logs I would like to centralize in splunk>. The logs are gathered in /var/logs but the sources either update ...
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Why a sed command stop my log file to be written to?

I launch on a Gnu/Linux server an application myApp: ./myApp &>myApp.log & Of course, the log file will soon become huge. I would like to use sed to reduce it (I'm aware of logrotate ...
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Revover original email from Sendmail log

I have a website the contact form has been failing silently for two weeks (Wordpress + Contact form 7). Apparently updating to Contact Form 7 made the assigned email to fail ...
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Apache log - file does not exist

I have quite a few of these in Apache logs piling up every day: [Mon Jun 09 20:42:58 2014] [error] [client 180.153.214.181] File does not exist: /home/user/public_html/ajax.googleapis.com, referer: ...
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Deleting log files from an AWS RDS Postgres instance

How can I delete logs from an RDS Postgres instance? I just noticed that my instance is displaying the message, storage-full. I can find any descriptions of how to deleted the log files, which I think ...
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SCCM 2012 R2 - OSD Task Sequence failure on physical computers

I'm trying to deploy windows 7 with SCCM 2012 R2 to physical desktops and laptops. But the task sequence keeps failing, no matter what I try. When I try it on a VM it works fine. However, when I try ...
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What would be the best way to correlate logs and events on several hosts?

I'm trying to build a log correlation system on multiple hosts. SEC seems interesting but I don't know if it will cover my needs. How could I correlate system events, logs, network events, etc. on ...
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GET /wpad.dat entries flooding my access_log

I have a small LAN of some 30 users in it with proxy auto configuration enabled and working. Two of them are requesting wpad.dat file too rapidly at a pace of 30 times per second. 10.1.14.246 - - ...
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Include the request URI in catalina.out?

Running Tomcat 7. I have errors in catalina.out that I can't troubleshoot because I'm not sure which web request is causing them. Is there any way to capture more details about a given exception ...
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Zabbix doesn't update value from file neither with log[] nor with vfs.file.regexp[] item

I am using Zabbix 2.2. I have a very specific environment, where I have to generate desired data to file via script, then upload that file to ftp from host and download it to Zabbix server from ftp. ...
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How to copy traffic from old server to new server?

We are moving our server farm to AWS - and I want to fully test the new servers before sending them live traffic. Question is: How would I trap all incoming traffic and copy it to the new servers? ...
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Zabbix: Trying to monitor run time of a script, how is it done?

I'm a total noob to Zabbix and this is my first assignment... I need to build a monitor using Zabbix and monitor how long one script runs. The script looks like that: ...
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Server Log Format

I'm trying to understand this server log line from cache_access.log. What does each field represent, specifically why are there three IPs listed and what does each represent? [HIT - - - -] ...
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How can I send access.log files automatically to a specific email address after rotation?

I am running apache 2.4.9 on ubuntu 14.04. Apache rotates log files and archives them, so I end up with something like: access.log.2.gz, ... access.log.N.gz. The problem with this is that it is hard ...
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Hide get parameters from access logs on nginx

I would like to enable access log in order to see statistics about our service, the problem I'm having is that the $request on the access logs format, saves all the GET parameters (which makes sense ...
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IBM DB2 9.7, cannot increase LOGFILSIZ or LOGPRIMARY values

I am using IBM DB2 9.7 LUW database. My current database configuration values for Circular logging is as follows: LOGFILSIZ: 1024 LOGPRIMARY: 13 LOGSECONDARY: 15 I get error that transaction logs ...
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store log files in the cloud, when servers are not in the cloud

We're looking at a long-term migration towards the cloud. The plan is to start small, and gradually move less essential parts of the infrastructure into the cloud. All good so far. Part of this ...
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Howto join ssl_access_log and access_log? [closed]

Recently I discovered in my /var/log/httpd files called ssl_access_log and ssl_error_log. Now I always looked and scanned the regular access_log and error_log. Questions are? Do ssl_error_log and ...
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use do,while to make loop for each network adapter

I want to get RX and TX from each network adapter, so to get RX and TX from one network adapter, i used this commands : cat /proc/net/dev | grep 'wlan0' |awk '{if ($2) print $2}' | awk -v ...
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How to log mail client with Dovecot / Postfix

Does anyone know if it's possible to have Dovecot or Postfix output the mail client of a user? In Dovecot's variables list, I cannot find anything in that direction.
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Logparser - Getting average response time from microseconds

I have one month's worth of web server log files in the following format: #Fields: date time cs-uri-stem cs-uri-query c-ip cs(Referer) sc-status sc-bytes time-taken 2014-03-12 17:34:02 ...
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Security Log eating RAM

I've been troubleshooting some hellacious memory issues on a lot of servers in my domain as of late. I recently found this program called RAMMap from Sysinternals and it showed that my entire ...
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unable to start zabbix_server on OSX 10.9

I followed the zabbix docs available on https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/doku.php?id=2.0/manual/installation/install Installation from source I have the web part up and running and I get Zabbix ...
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Different permissions per log file when using rsyslog

Is it feasible to define different permissions per log file, using rsyslog? $FileCreateMode applies to all, but I want different permissions for a specific file.
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Decode all records from wtmp

The Linux log /var/log/wtmp according to the man page http://linux.die.net/man/5/wtmp stores "utmp" events for many system events, like logging into it (LOGIN_PROCESS ut_type), changing runlevel ...
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nginx access.log only kept for a day

I'm using goaccess on Ubuntu Server 12.04 to view my analytics on my web server. I just run the following utility: goaccess -f /var/log/nginx/access.log However I'm only seeing one days worth of ...
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Which Log file to check for strange Ubuntu server behaviour (offline for 5minutes at random times)

I am having problems with my Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS server. My monitor application claims it goes off every morning at about 4 AM for 5 to 10 minutes. I am not sure where to start the troubleshooting ...
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How to collect remote windows logs as a non-admin

I am trying to collect logs from remote windows machines (Windows Server 2008R2 and Windows 7) and I can't figure out a way to do so in such a way that I should still be able to accomplish this ...
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Strange notice in apache error log

Today I found a strange notice in apache error.logs. The log tells me the following: [Mon Mar 24 06:26:34.872366 2014] [mpm_prefork:notice] [pid 32214] AH00163: Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) configured -- ...
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Zabbix 2.0 reads logs correctly, but trigger status is “UNKNOWN”

I'm trying to monitor a log file for the word "error", and if the word appears, fire a trigger for each new occurence of "error." I'm starting simply, with a file (/var/log/test.log) that is ...
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Can not truncate / clear error.log on apache, but can do it manually with nano

I tried to clear the content of error.log file on my apache server with commands sudo >error.log sudo truncate -s0 error.log But in both cases I got -bash: error.log: Permission denied. I ...
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Exchange 2010 logs

Exchange 2010 sometimes doesn't delete its logs after full backup completion! Usually, we we just delete these logs (and we didn't face any problem because of that) However; is there another way to ...
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Get Used Binding in IIS log

I've around 300 domain name in same iis site, when I'm looking the log I cannot determinate which binding is used for each request. Is there a way to do this?
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DNS log on Windows Server 2008

In a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, with DNS Server Role installed in a local network, can I read in some log which queries the network hosts have made? To obtain some list of the visited sites. If ...