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Essential Linux® Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Serge Palladino, Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 21. Logging and Monitoring

Logging is an important part of network administration. In many cases, troubleshooting a problem is likely to involve examining appropriate logs to see exactly what occurred. The information found in logs can provide clues as to what is causing the issue you are trying to correct. It is also important to remember that logs are a critical part of investigating suspected breaches. A fundamental part of any forensics investigation is examining the system logs. In this chapter, you will learn about the various system logs in Linux, how to view them, log-related services, and log-related shell commands.

Important Logs

Before we discuss how to view logs and what to look for, it is important for you to know which system ...

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