[kwlug-disc] Tightening up SSH

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Wed Jul 21 09:54:47 EDT 2010


On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 08:57:24PM -0400, Johnny Ferguson wrote:
> I must concur:
>
> logwatch --service sshd
>
> is gorgeous. Anyone know how I can get my system to store backups of  
> logs? My var partition is quite large, and I wouldn't mind hanging on to  
> them. I'm not sure if they're designed to do this automatically, or if I  
> have to implement it myself.

At the risk of self-promotion, I have a few things about logrotate
from the August 2009 presentation on syslog: 

http://www.kwlug.org/files/2009-08-10-syslog-servers.pdf

http://kwlug.org/node/653

If you have a spare Linux box you could easily keep lots of log files
in a way that makes it harder for bad people to scrub auth.log . 

- Paul

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