Nov 182011
 

I’m a bit late this month, but here we go, these are the top 7 of the most read articles from Linuxaria in the month of October, it’s your opportunity to read them if you missed them during last month.

7 - Logcheck: why I love you

If you have a server, you probably would like to continually be updated on what the system logs records; a very useful tool that I discover is Logcheck: it works very well, and I’m very greatful with the developers.

I use it to have various email about the logs between a range of time like [3 hours].
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Nov 012011
 

sshguardI’ve already talked about fail2ban and logcheck, 2 tools that can scan your logs and do actions, based on rules that you can give/modify, usually modify your iptables rules to stop active attacks against your server or simply send you a warning if some thing is found in the logs.

Today we’ll see a similar tool, sshguard, it is different from the other two in that it is written in C, so it’s uses less memory and CPU while running, but still achiving the same results.
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Oct 142011
 

Most of the content come from the article by Diego Stamigni, first published on his site

If you have a server, you probably would like to continually be updated on what the system logs records; a very useful tool that I discover is Logcheck: it works very well, and I’m very greatful with the developers.

I use it to have various email about the logs between a range of time like [3 hours].
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Logcheck - Scan your logs and warns you.

Logcheck – Scan your logs and warns you.

On our server we have (or you should have) tons of logs generated, logs from various daemons (ssh, iptables, monit, fail2ban), services (apache. nginx, bind, ftp, etc.) and system logs (syslog, messages, kernel). So i’m sure that every day you check these logs and look if something bad has happened, right ? Well, perhaps i’m [...]