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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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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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 ...
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Fail2ban still adding to log after uninstall

I am running a CentOS6 VM and I have been playing with Fail2ban, upon removing the service from my server I can see that it appears to be still posting logs to the /var/log/maillog Here is a link a ...
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Apache logs just “plesklog”

I just discovered that my Apache 2.2.8 just logs in his access_log the string plesklog since a few weeks. Normally it looks like that www.xxx.yyy.zzz - - [19/Jul/2013:04:37:32 +0600] "GET ...
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Log Analysis Tools for Apache & Tomcat [closed]

I'm looking for a log analysis tool to monitor & analyse the logs from an Apache & Tomcat webfarm. It would need to have agents that run on the servers, and ship logs back to a central ...
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Statistics from huge IIS logs

We have a web site which produce roughly 100GB of IIS Web log files every month. We would like to get statistics from these logs, for instance the most visited URL's, authenticated users with most ...
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Apache logs accesses on an already rotated log file

I usually create my access and error logs in a domain-name folder under /var/log, and these files are rotated with logrotate using this conf : /var/log/mydomain.org/access.log { weekly missingok ...
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mysql on freebsd makes 1GB binary log files every 20 minutes filling free disk space very fast

I have a problem with MySQL on FreeBSD. It makes a lot of 1GB binary files every 20 minutes and it's filling free disk space rapidly. -rw-rw---- 1 mysql mysql 1073741982 2013-09-14 18:26 ...
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Nginx bytes sent larger then acutal file size

I am using Nginx 1.4.1 and when I looked at the log file and added up the total bytes sent for different files it was larger then the file size. Here is part of the log file 127.0.0.1 - User1 ...
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Snort, Portscans and Scanned IP Range field

According to manual.snort.org, TCP Portscans goes from one computer to other one, but when you take a look to an tcp portscan alert in snort/snorby you can see this: In one hand: Source: ...
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How to install auditd on CentOS?

How to install auditd on CentOS 6.4 x64 ? I want to Log all commands run by admins Log all commands run by admins on production servers Edit: I can't run aduditd service I did with this tut enter ...
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How to disable MySQL logging?

MySQL in RHEL 5.5 logs it errors in /var/log/mysqld.log Which grows to mammoth size frequently. I need to disable it, but I failed to find any reference to do it. Finally I added below in my.cnf ...
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Who to exclude specific domain from nginx log file

There are a lot of API-Requests to a non existing service. Is there a way to tell nginx that it shouldn't log the request errors for this sub-domain?
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Apache Error Log what does mean for “File doest not exist / undifined”

I can not understand following error from my VPS (LAMP) 175.101.XX.XX - - [27/Aug/2013:17:41:48 +0530] "GET /undefined HTTP/1.1" 404 694 "http://mydomain.com/memberpage.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT ...
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Delete log files on Virtual Host

I have a few virtualhosts set up on my machine, and the server keeps crashing because of the disk space being too full. I've checked out and it seems that one of my virtual host log folder is 2Gb. In ...