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what purpose does the auth.log file serve in the linux system?

Hello.  I am a newbie to the Linux world and I am anxious to see what all the hype is about in Linux.  I was just wondering what was the significance of the auth.log file in the Linux system? (I'm using Debian distro..just an fyi)
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llvllar1on
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sunnycoderCommented:
Hi llvllar1on,

> I was just wondering what was the significance of the auth.log file in
> the Linux system?

This is the log where all the authentication related activities are logged. e.g. which user logged in from which machine at what time etc. etc.

Cheers!
Sunnycoder
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