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 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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Split big Apache log to folder structure

I just changed my Apache log behavior because it was making me having very BIG files... So I now use cronolog to split my logs to log/httpd/2012/11/access_2012.11.30.log for exemple, pattern : ...
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How can I reconstruct session from pcap file?

I am trying to extract session level (flow level) information from my pcap trace file. I want to generate the following data for each line of session (flow): Flow_num, IP_Src, IP_Dst, ...
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logfile deleted on Oracle database how to re-create it?

For my database assignment we were looking into 'database corruption' and I was asked to delete the second redo log file which I have done with the command: rm log02a.rdo this was in the ...
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Logcheck: wildcards which include non-latin characters

On my mail server, I have a custom logcheck rule as follows, which is intended to filter messages from deliver: ^\w{3} [ :0-9]{11} [._[:alnum:]-]+ deliver\.*\): msgid=.*: saved mail to.*$ ...
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EDB log files accumulating on Windows 2003 DC

We have a domain controller that has over 4,000 edb*.log files since 11/29/10. Our other DCs have one file. The kb247715 article discusses how the edb logs work. Clearly something isn't right on the ...
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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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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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Append date to domain logs with logrotate in Plesk 11

I am using plesk with a Media Temple DV 4.0 Account. It has a GUI to set up log rotation for my domains. However I need to append a date/time stamp to the logs so our stats software importer can ...
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Unable to log iptables

I'm having trouble getting iptables to log to any file. My iptables looks like: Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT 1366 packets, 433582 bytes) pkts bytes target prot opt in out source ...
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Intermittent FTP login issues (Microsoft IIS FTP Service)

I've got a somewhat weird problem which I'm not sure how to troubleshoot. We have a FTP running on a Windows Server 2003 machine using the IIS FTP Service, this is for our clients and is configured ...
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What does 'http: getaddrinfo*.gaih_getanswer: got type “46”' mean

Today I got an e-mail from logcheck informing me that the following system event occurred. http: getaddrinfo*.gaih_getanswer: got type "46" Indeed, the above message occurs 4 times in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monit check log file content

I am having a issue with Monits content check. I know I can check the log file like this check file test.log with path logs/test.log if not match "something" for 5 cycles then alert But the log ...
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Unable to log into samba server

I am unable to log into a samba server (running on fedora core 6) as it prompts for a username and password when I try to connect to the mapped drives from my windows 7 machine. I decided to reset ...
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My Linux server crashes twice; Apache and system logs have portions of other text files

I have a web server that has been running pretty smoothly for years. Twice recently it has gone down for no apparent reason - the monit logs don't show any particularly high anything going on. CPU ...
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Gathering backups logs for Windows Server Backup

I have a few servers running Windows Server Standard SP2, all of which are running windows server backup. It runs daily, and I would like to receive a notification that the backups have completed ...
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Excel techniques for perfmon csv log file analysis

I have perfmon running against several servers, where I'm outputting to a .csv file data like CPU %time, memory bytes free, hard disk I/O metrics like s/write and writes/s. The ones graphing the SQL ...
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Should I be concerned at Microsoft Security Essentials network sweep with full scan enabled?

I'm trying out Microsoft Security Essentials on a test computer. I set it to run a full scan last night at 2am, and this morning I noticed a lot of 403s in my Apache error.log coming from that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IIS 6.0, Classic ASP logfiles showing multiple session IDs for an IP for requests

I'm reviewing some IIS logs for a Classic ASP website. Normally, I see one session ID per request in the log file, eg: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS W3SVCXXXXXXX SERVERNAME IP URLPATH SOURCE IP COOKIE ...
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log cronjob linux shorewall

into my linux server I have created a cronjob every minute that check in a php file something and if the condition is true send an email. Into my server test works fine, online not. The file that I ...
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iis log file: what does &_= mean?

This may seem like a trivial question. So an example log entry looks like: 111.111.111.111, -, 6/7/2013, 8:33:05, w0w0w0, server, 111.111.111.111, 54, 890, 72478, 200, 0, GET, /path/page.asp, ...
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Need an apache log file stats package that summarizes multi-site logs for the whole server

The Problem We have a pair of load-balanced/clustered Apache 2.2.17 servers that function as reverse proxy servers for our ~100 public-facing websites, and we'd like to get a good idea of our ...
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Unknown e-mail address as sender in postfix.sum

I had some time on my hands and looked around some logs (just to see what's in there), I found a postfix.sum file and less'd through it. Since the e-mail server that file belongs to, isn't that big ...
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How to list the amount of messages delivered by qmail per day?

I have just disabled unauthenticated SMTP relay for a server known to have been abused by SPAMMERS. How can I now parse the qmail log or otherwise get a simple list of how many delivered emails were ...
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Where are the httpd access log entries for the ISPConfig browsing?

Well that's pretty much the question. Where are the httpd access log entries for the ISPConfig browsing ? I cannot find it in any of the log files.
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Robocopy Log Size Too Big

I am running a robocopy script that mirrors 1 drive to another computer, and is using the /MOT flag to stay in memory and every few hours maintain the mirror. The script is also set to create a log ...
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Can Apache logs capture SSI

I'm a web developer so I have some knowledge of how Apache works. I'm working with a MASSIVE website at the moment (1.6 million files) 90% of which are called through virtual includes, cgi-bin, PHP, ...
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How can I get apache to stop logging header errors?

I may have this set up in a weird/bad way, but the idea I'm going for is to take wildcard subdomains and seamlessly convert them to a different URL behind the scenes that my app understands. My ...
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IIS 6 Incorrect Log Timestamp

On of our web servers is logging the time incorrectly. We are running IIS 6 on Server 2003 SP2. As of April 2012, all of the entries in the web log are dated 2013-01-18 21:15:15. Has anyone seen this ...
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Apache - Bogus marker and Bogus Huffman table definition entries in error_log

How can one identify the full path (or the URL) of images producing Bogus Huffman table definition Bogus marker length entries in the /var/log/httpd/error_log? Can Apache be configured to be more ...
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ntop crashes at random times, how can I trace the cause?

I've recently installed ntop v3.3 on a Debian/Lenny server, which runs as a daemon with the web interface enabled. However, it randomly crashes and logs don't report anything... I've tried the ...
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Ubuntu power management logfiles? Forensics (maybe?)?

I'm in the unfortunate position where I need to determine what happened to a remote server of ours. I only have SSH access to it and it's a netbook running ubuntu 10.04 32 bit. It dropped offline for ...
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Server unindexing?

I run a crontask every hour that reindexes my search engine. It occasionally doesn't work. Search sorts will not work correctly, until I manually reindex. My question is, is there anything in this ...