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How to track who tried to login my server and from which ip

Posted on 2006-11-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I wd like to know is any way to find out in solaris who tried to login our server with which user, from which ip and when what times and date.

if any script i need that if any one can provide this.

vivek jauhari
Question by:VivekJauhari
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Depends on the access methods, e.g. telnet, SSH, FTP, NFS, etc.

Each access method logs different information, and different levels of detail.

Which access method(s) do you want to analyze?
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Tintin earned 35 total points
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As PsiCop says, it depends on the method used to log in.

You can list all successful logins with the 'last' command.

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more /var/log/messages
more /var/adm/messages
more /var/adm/syslog
# path depends on your system version/setup
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It is ok.. we can check with Last command but i wd like to knwo who tryied to login from which ip if login not success also. so that we can track which ip tring to breck our passwd/server.

is we can find this via any script? and if yes i need that script

vivek jauhari
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To log failed logins (via telnet/ssh), edit /etc/default/logins and set


Then do:

touch /var/adm/loginlog
chown root:sys /var/adm/loginlog
chmod 600 /var/adm/loginlog

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ssh attempts will be in /var/adm/messages or /var/adm/syslog

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