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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Did not receive identification string from xxx. With a very long interval [on hold]

I am not really sure what should I do in such situation. There are similar questions on this site like this, but I highly doubt that the answer there is applicable in my case. When I check ...
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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 ...
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monitoring error rate with monit

Is there a way to tell monit to alert me if there are more than X errors (e.g. lines matching "ERROR") in a log file in a certain time? My use case would be: errors sometimes appear in my log file ...
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Can't access the log folder from apache [closed]

When I try to get into the log folder from apache, I get a "Permission denied". drwxr-x--- 2 root adm 4096 Feb 12 17:28 apache2/ Im not sure how to fix this problem without creating a ...
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What is “iscraped” in Apache LOG (/var/log/messages)

For example this is all I see in the log. Log is now several GB big :S I've tryed to google for a solution, but I've found none :( Feb 10 09:41:53 vps2 iscraped[12861]: #SCRAPED# INFO: child started ...
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Clearing a log file owned by root

I need to clear a log file with: cat /dev/null > error.log The problem is that the file is owned by root -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15505 Feb 9 15:08 error.log and this doesn't work $ sudo cat ...
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Cutting down on Exchange 2013 .log Files in Mailbox Database folders [duplicate]

The logs found in: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Mailbox\Mailbox Database Are these used to support the indexing or something important? I only ask because they take up a chunk of ...
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Windows Journal files $UsnJrnl too big

I have a server, windows 2008, running Raid 10 on 4 600GB hard drives. Server has been running for over a year and it is used for a database. Database size is around 780GB. We have been noticing that ...
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How can I decipher this HTTP PHP-request?

On my server I have serious HTTP an SSH attacks running. Most of them are brute force password checks or attemps of /etc/passwd retrievals. But some of them are trying to start the bash via plugin ...
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What is the source of thousands of 4625 Logon Failure errors with Logon Type 8 (NetworkCleartext)?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 system that's showing thousands of 4625 Logon Failure errors with Logon Type 8 (NetworkCleartext) in the Security section of the Windows Logs every single day. There ...
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How can I list the Source Network Address for failed FTP attempts in the Security Windows Log on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I manage a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 that constantly gets bombarded with brute force attacks via FTP. These failed login attempts show up in the Security section of the Windows Logs as ...
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How can I use a remote admin tool (puppet or chef) combined with a sync tool (e.g. rsync) to send log files from several servers to a central server?

Summary How can I use a remote admin tool (puppet or chef) combined with a sync tool (e.g. rsync) and scheduler (cron) to send log files from several servers to a central server? Context Our ...
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Parse requests per OS type apache log

I'm trying to return a sorted list of requests per OS type, parsed from an Apache access_log file (not combined format as I need the user-agent info). Here's an example of the output I'm looking for: ...
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Directories converted to files

Our development team went to start HTTPD and got this: Starting httpd: (20)Not a directory: httpd: could not open error log file /etc/httpd/logs/error_log. Unable to open logs ...
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Apache error log not showing full path of 404 failures

If I have a working path like /gallery/landscapes and I try to access this inexistent url: /gallery/landscapes/whatever I see the 404 error in my browser but the apache log says that I had an ...
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mysql server initialization error if I add 'log = “testfile_log.log” '

Guys I'm just trying to set my general log file set up like here http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5441972/how-to-see-log-files-in-mysql. so I added log = "testfile_log.log" as below to my.ini # ...
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HTTP 403 on the client (randomly); HTTP 200 in the IIS 6 log

The title pretty much explains it... what can cause a web browser to show a 403 forbidden error but the IIS log shows a status code of 200 OK? It is random and not consistent. The client, in this ...
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Is it possible to have multiple log files for one rsnapshot?

the company im working for use rsnapshot for its backup. I know where to put the log path in the conf file, but i was wondering if it was possible to have something like : /var/log/rsnapshot --> ...
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“GET /assets/)!==t&&(e.html(e.data( HTTP/1.1” 200 3538 “-” “Java/1.7.0_25”

I'm seeing GET requests like: "GET /assets/)!==t&&(e.html(e.data( HTTP/1.1" 200 3538 "-" "Java/1.7.0_25" in my logs for a box hosting a Rails app. Looks suspiciously like someone probing ...
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How to properly look for an info about auditd being turned off from init?

I have a mystery on my hands. One day /etc/rc5.d/S11auditd became /etc/rc5.d/K88auditd and no one takes responsibility for it. It looks like it just happened by itself, which is hardly plausible and ...
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Fail2ban log filled with entries saying “fail2ban.filter : WARNING Determined IP using DNS Lookup:..”

My fail2ban log at /var/log/fail2ban.log is completely filled with entries saying: fail2ban.filter : WARNING Determined IP using DNS Lookup: [IP address] I think this may have begun after I changed ...
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What are recommended permissions for files in /var/log?

I am working on tightening the security for various servers (mainly Debian Linux), and one of the tasks is to tighten permissions on files in /var/log so that files are not world readable. But there ...
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Log files too large and can not login to plesk

I am on a vps platform at Media Temple. Yesterday when i tried to log in via pleask, the message below appeared .... ERROR: Zend_Db_Statement_Exception: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1030 Got error ...
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Webserver Log Files and Server Speed

We have a windows 2008 server with Plesk as the Control panel. We have noticed a site has a 83GB log file as the hosting provider never attended to setting up the log file rotations. We have also ...
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How to find out previous start-up time, so one can read `/var/log/dmesg.0` log?

That should be a quick one: I'm running a small server, and one day discovered, that one of the LXC containers inside is down. I started it again, but I want to find out, for how long it was down. I ...
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Zabbix 2.0 log monitoring - deactivating trigger

I am using Zabbix for monitoring log files. I've got trigger, which is activated when errors are written to the log: {Test:log["/opt/test/log.out","^ERROR.*$","UTF-8",100].diff(0)}>0 So, now I ...
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Apache2 on Windows - Log Files don't rotate

I've got an Apache 2.4.6 (64 Bit) running on a Windows Server 2012 (64 Bit) machine. I want to achieve a log file rotation every day or if a size of 29MB is reached. As documented on ...
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Filter the output of a log file

Question I've a log-File which display all console-logs of my website in the range of 10.Oct to 1.Nov, start with the logs of 10.Oct. I need all logs from the range of 25.Oct until today. The problem ...
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remote server log viewer/analyzer

I have an rsyslog server running Ubuntu 12.04 which stores logs from different clients also running Ubuntu 12.04. Now I want to view those logs from my machine which also runs Ubuntu 12.04. One way ...
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Create Logfile for all fired commands on server

I want to maintain logfile for all fired command on server. We have more than 3 admins and I want to monitor all commands which are fired by these. Is it possible ?
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Elastic Beanstalk and IIS logs

I have an ELB app and when logging into an instance and looking at the IIS logs I see something like the following: 2013-10-18 17:14:25 10.240.27.2 GET /FSViewer/Img.aspx ...
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Getting logs from remote clients via rsyslog

I have freshly installed Debian 6. I am trying to get syslog server for a reason, I used to follow manual for this task. I configured /etc/rsyslog.conf on remote client server to send data via udp ...
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A good tool for parsing Nginx logs for Django app [closed]

Can anyone recommend a good tool to parse and analyze Nginx access logs which will group the urls based on the regex in my django urls.py files (or a config file generated from them)? It does not ...