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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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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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 ...
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How to make comments in logcheck files?

how can I add comments to logcheck ignore-rules? Things I tried so far: # seems to match single # characters instead of starting a comment empty lines matches against everything $ matches against ...
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How can I get ONLY the IP adresses from my Apache AWStats server logs?

I am having trouble getting my IP addresses from my site's server log out from amidst the mess of other data in a server log. Before I crack open Excel I know there's a way to do it because I found ...
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Gitolite3 not writing

I am a bit at world's end here. I want to install gitolite3 smart http over apache. I can successfully pull, but not push (doesn't even give me any errors or notices, not even in any known log). I ...
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CentOS dedicated server hangs and discovers new hardware every 3 to 10 hours

I have a dedicated server since March 2013 with CentOS release 6.4 (Final) and CPanel 11.38.1 (build 15) with [Apache/2.2.24 (Unix) PHP/5.2.17]. The server has only one website with traffic about 2000 ...
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SSH to track hacker [duplicate]

I'm very new to using SSH and my server has been hacked, someone has gone onto a website of mine and made modifications. I have the time which they did it (29/07/2013 18:14:30), but cannot see how ...
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Finding out which log line triggered a logcheckd notification?

We are using the logcheck package in Debian for log-monitoring. If I understand it correctly, logcheck monitors the logs, filters out known (normal & unimportant) messages and triggers a mail if ...
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Cron job does not generate expected log file

I'm trying to execute a shell with crontab. The cron job executes the shell but doesn't generate the log file i need. This is what i'm using for my cron: 10 * * * * /home/user/3nvo.sh This is a ...
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How can i have various configuration in nagios config file

I am using nagios check_logfiles plugin from here http://labs.consol.de/lang/en/nagios/check_logfiles/ I have the config file like this @searches = ( { tag => 'san', logfile => ...
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Need Explanation of User Agent

I'm analyzing user agent field of different types of web server logs. Ex. Apache Access Log/W3C/iplant etc. I found some lines in the log files have following type of user agents. I'm confused since ...
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How can I forward an application log to a remote log server?

I have an application which writes its own log file in /var/log/app/app.log. How can I forward these logs to a remote Rsyslog server?
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EDAC error messages at boot each time, is it a hardware issue?

I noticed I have EDAC error messages in the logs while I was doing a dmesg. Then I found out I am getting the same EDAC error message each time at boot. This is on CentOS 6.4 x86_64. I suspect a ...
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how can i get list of created and deleted files on the server?

i have a image sharing website , users log and upload image last night i've lost about 30 newly-consecutive uploaded images ... i mean they have been uploaded ... apparently ... they are in the ...
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How does nginx handle log file growth by default?

I'm a bit worried because its been a couple of days and my access log file is up to 250MB+. Does it roll log files over and delete them? I'd like for there only to be 1GB or less of log files total.
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Yesterday-access.log is pointing to a different directory

Under /var/log/ispconfig/httpd/quotednews.com/ folder, the yesterday-access.log is pointing to a wrong directory. yesterday-access.log is just a symlink to: ...
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How to understand these lines in apache.log

I just get 19000 lines like these in the apache.log file for my site example.com. My hosting provider shut down the hosting and notified me that I need to avoid to activate my hosting again. I ...
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Search log files newer than a time

I have a log file which has entries like below. I want to find only the log entries newer than a given time. What would be a suitable shell script for it? [2013-06-23 21:31:19,972] INFO [2013-06-23 ...
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Iptables LOG rules — what are they good for?

The arch wiki reads, The LOG target can be used to log packets that hit a rule. Unlike other targets like ACCEPT or DROP, the packet will continue moving through the chain after hitting a LOG ...
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Postfix log file grows too fast

I've configure postfix for just sending emails. (I need it just for PHP mail() function). However, after one day running, And just a couple of sent emails, the log file is about 20 MB. Checking the ...
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Coherent logs from multiple identical nodes

I have multiple web heads running a stack containing Apache/mod_php/Magento/MySQL and more. Every time I need to view logs I find myself jumping on multiple servers to view logs in different files ...
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Are Apache logs needed when Piwik is being used

Do I need to keep Apache access logs if I'm using Piwik for analytics (or Google Analytics)? True, these could serve as a backup. However, rotation would remove a certain history from the logs ...
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Newbie, need help deciphering firewall log files (Cisco ASA 5520)

I'm not very familiar with firewall log files, or many of the terms involved in server connections. The lines in question involve a foreign, unauthorized IP interacting with a firewall (Cisco ASA ...
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unix logrotate specify chunk size

How can I specify output file size which I want after rotation? For example lets say I want to run logrotate when log file reaches 10MB and I want to split this log into chunks which are 1MB max. I ...
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What can cause drastic traffic jump on server?

In the last couple of days, between 3AM and 4AM my server traffic jumps tenfold, from 20MB to 200MB. I've checked the access log, and while there is significant googlebot activity, the difference ...
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rsyslog filtering based on message content

I have an application which is writing to syslog. The messages written to the syslog are for various buckets which need to be filtered out. Every message starts with a bucket number, so the messages ...
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Opening an archived “Application Event Log” (Hidden Directory)

I'm an admin on the box. I've turned off all the folder options "Hide protected operating system files" and turned on "Show hidden files and folders". I can see this folder in Windows Explorer: ...
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Analysing user behaviour using IIS log

Recently I've decided to try to analyse user behavior on my site by using the information in the IIS log files in order to think of improvements to the site. I've tried some free tools to analyse logs ...
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How to control error_log file size

I can see multiple error_log files on my Apache Server. Example: error_log, error_log.1, error_log.2, error_log.3, error_log.4 .. I think initially single file is created with name error_log. Then ...
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Cleaning log files on Solaris for a service manifest

I have a service manifest on Solaris (Smart OS actually) and I would like to periodically clean its log files either automatically or manually without shutting down the server. My log is here: ...
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PowerShell filter files by date in name

I have many files with different names per day. How can I filter them by the date in their name? For example: app_20130505.log app_20130506.log app_20130507.log app_20130508.log app_20130509.log ...
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Strange java user agent in access.log

I recently noticed a huge load on my main production server, after some log parsing i stumbled upon a large number of those user agents originate from about 20 different IPs: 173.244.182.194 - - ...
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Why is the fpcgisock= socket found in apache logs folder?

The listing of apache logs folder in my hosting server is as follows: someuser@machine [~]# ls -al /usr/local/apache/logs total 86980 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 30 09:18 ./ drwxr-xr-x ...
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GoAccess analytics and HTTP Referer

This is a high-level question regarding using goaccess as a tool for website analytics. I have it set up on an nginx server and parsing the logs just fine, but it seems that many requests to my own ...
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Reopen a truncated file while following a file with less

Sometimes I am running a less +F on a log file, which I then truncate. I would like less to realize that the file has been truncated and start following the file as it is now. Currently, I am forced ...