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Log files are one of the most useful tools available to Linux systems Administrators as they endeaver to enhance the security of their servers.

The following information is general information and links that are useful for those wanting to gain a quick appreaction of log file management and usage.

syslogd is one of the most commonly found logging systems.  Here are some basic commands Linux Admins can use when troubleshooting log files.  Keep in mind that hackers will remove or flood log files when attacking a system in order to cover their tracks.

######## force a restart of logging
 /etc/init.d/syslog restart

######## force a log rotation
/usr/sbin/logrotate -f /etc/logrotate.conf

Those that find that find their network has become a target of hackers should consider:  syslog-ng
A search on Google will also several prebuilt RPM binarys.

 

 



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