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Special Edition Using® Solaris™ 9 by Tanuj Jain, Radhika Girisan

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Monitoring User Login

Monitoring user logins is a vital system security process. Monitoring the successful and failed login attempts enables the system administrator to keep a track of people trying to access the Solaris system. Solaris provides various commands such as last, who, and finger to monitor login attempts, and trace recently logged in and logged off users.

Some users might try to log in to the system without valid authorization and try to access confidential data. The system administrator can monitor such users with the help of the various log files, such as the loginlog and wtmpx files.

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