Linux logs listed by Steve Litt, reproduced in The Times as a mnemonic of old chops
/var/log/messages The granddaddy of all logs, this is the major repository of system messages. /var/log/boot.log This log records messages issued during the boot process, and is handy for deducing the as-booted state of the computer, as well as getting hints as to what went wrong during bootup. /var/log/dmesg Messages from the kernel ring buffer -- low level boot info /var/log/secure Basic security messages including telnet logons. /var/log/cron Log of running of cron jobs. /var/log/maillog Mail log /var/log/netconf.log A record of network events such as route changes and dhcpd /var/log/security.log This log shows security concerns such as world-writable files, open and listening ports, changes in security, and the like. Pay special attention to the "diff check". This file is written by a daily cron job. /var/log/security/ This directory contains intermediate files contributing to the maintenance of the security.log file. /var/log/xdm-error.log Use this when troubleshooting your Xwindows video. /var/log/httpd/ This directory contains logs pertaining to the web server. /var/log/samba/ This directory contains the various logs for the Samba file and print server.
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