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Re: [K12OSN] When keeping login records...



Looks very doable - thanks Petre.
What would it take to turn this into a small application (who-log) that
could be turned on and off as needed? I am thinking of a teacher that
knows s/he is going to be absent, tels the sub not to allow anybody on
the system, but then has the undeniable evidence if the request is
disregarded...not that we don't trust subs or kids.
Cheers
Alan
El Paso TX
-=o=-

On Fri, 2006-12-08 at 09:54 -0600, Petre Scheie wrote:
> How about a script that greps for today's date in /var/log/messages--I think that's 
> where vsftpd logs to--and pipe that to awk for records where field 5 equals vsftpd ($5 
> /vsftpd/), and pipe that to awk to select the user ID from the respective field, and 
> redirect the output to append to a file.  Something like this:
> 
> TODAY=$(date '+%b %e')
> grep "^$TODAY" /var/log/messages | awk '$5 ~ /vsftpd/ {print $10}'
> 
> I'm assuming here that the user ID is in field 10 in the vsftpd records 
> /var/log/messages; I don't run vsftpd anywhere so I can't check it.  Just change the 
> variable number to match what is in /var/log/messages.
> 
> Petre
> 
> ahodson elp rr com wrote:
> > Hi list
> > 
> > I am curious to learn from experienced users, when individual login
> > records need to be kept, what are the most popular ways of doing so? I
> > am in need of a daily list of who logged into a server (via ftp) so I
> > can back up their work.
> > 
> > Cheers
> > 
> > Alan Hodson
> > El Paso ISD, TX
> > http://links.episd.org/
> > -=o=-
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