how to log sshd access in a single file
vmiller at hostileadmin.com
Mon Sep 16 18:05:47 UTC 2013
On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 1:57 PM, aurikus grande <aurikus at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Rick,
> sorry that i did not reply to all, from now on i will use "reply to all".
> Thanks for pointing it out.
> I will also open port 80 for web access, but i do not want to log those.
> Because i expect a huge amount of traffic on my server.
Most web servers handle their own logging.
So i only want to log successfull and unsuccessfull sshd access.
Have you looked at /var/log/auth.log?
twist is part of the FreeBSD 9.1 base installation, i did not yet install
> any other package.
That was my mistake, I sent the email before editing that out as I had
The idea behind using hosts.allow was because i could specify the rule by
> the service (and not by the level of the message).
> And yes, in my case sshd is configured to run via inetd.
> You are correct, my main goal is to log all failed sshd attempts. If it is
> easier to log successfull and failed attempts (to the same file), this
> would also be fine for me.
Can you elaborate on your reasons for running sshd via inetd? I'm curious
as I've never even heard of anyone attempting this.
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