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# cd /var/logs

View common log file /var/log/messages using any one of the following commands:
# tail -f /var/log/messages
# less /var/log/messages
# nano /var/log/messages

Common Linux log files name and usage
* /var/log/messages: General message and system related stuff
* /var/log/message: General message and system related stuff
* /var/log/auth.log: Authenication logs
* /var/log/kern.log: Kernel logs
* /var/log/boot.log : System boot log
* /var/log/cron.log: Crond logs (cron job)
* /var/log/maillog: Mail server logs
* /var/log/qmail/ : Qmail log directory (more files inside this directory)
* /var/log/httpd/: Apache access and error logs directory
* /var/log/lighttpd: Lighttpd access and error logs directory
* /var/log/mysqld.log: MySQL database server log file
* /var/log/secure: Authentication log
* /var/log/utmp or /var/log/wtmp : Login records file
* /var/log/yum.log: Yum log files

This is a great reference for those that support users that have Linksys routers, access points or one of Linksys’s other managed devices

This site can show you a copy of the interface that is built-in to one of Linksys’s devices. You can’t actually do anything with any changes made but you can see what options are available

I just wish I had something like this for the times I wanted to show someone the changes they need to make.

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