Linux Debian Help

Posted on 2011-10-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I just fond a server in my office running Debian GNU/Linux.  Nobidy here can tell me what it is used for and when i pull the network cable nobody complains either.  Before I make any final decisions i would like to know if its in use or what it was used for.  Is there a way to explore the linux server to see what it does or did?  I am new to linux so please keep things simple. :)
Question by:deklinm
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    Accepted Solution

    If it is still in the network, issue the command




    This should show you the names of the users who are currently using the system
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    Expert Comment

    The following command generally shows the names of users who have been logging onto the system

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    you can use a scanner vulnerability software called Retina Network Community, this will scan for open ports and services for the server or computers that you specified. This is free version of the security software and allow you to scan up to 128 equipments, maybe can be usefull to increase network security for your network and know the network services for your linux server if you don't have access to this server.
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    can you give me the output of this commands:

    1. pstree

    2. ls -la /var/log

    3. mount

    you can also look for processes running with the command "top" (to quit "top" just type "q")
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    Assisted Solution

    Do you have a login on this server ?

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