Linux Server Security Guide: Part 2

System Logs
Every Linux operating system keeps logs for system processes and applications. You can use those logs to monitor server performance and also sniff out any abnormalities that may be security security related.
There are some common Linux logs that are more important than others, such as the kernel log, authentication log, web server […]

What to Do About Extra Large Log Files

Picture this.  It is 3AM on a Sunday, and you are enjoying the comfort of your bed when you receive a text message telling you something is wrong with your server.  As you struggle to crawl to your laptop, SSH into the server, and start poking around, you notice one of your system log files […]

Tools to Examine Linux Files

A dedicated server running Linux has an arsenal of file examination tools. Should you ever need to find out more information about a file or set of files, there are several commands that can help.
File – This simple command will give you more information about a file and help you determine what type of […]

How to view Linux server logs

Something is wrong with your dedicated server, but that is not even the bad news. The bad news is that you don’t even know it yet. Everything appears to be fine, and it will continue to, as long as you are not monitoring it. Hidden deep within the layers of code, commands, […]