AFAIK applications in Ubuntu track activity and errors beyond what is covered by the "Privacy" setting. (Including, for example, login/logout/shutdown times.) Where are these logs stored?
on 07/05/2012 – Made popular on 07/05/2012
I'm using ubuntu 12.04 64 bit server and I'm trying to get it to receive logs from a pfsense firewall. The firewall is already set up to send logs out on udp port 514, but I'm having problems setting up the server.
I edited /etc/rsyslog.conf to allow udp port 514, but I'm not familiar with the behavior of syslog, so I don't know what else I need to do.
So, ubuntu just did a filesystem integrity check at boot (restarted after the / partition went to 0 bytes from some as-yet unidentified issue, see here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1991168), and I'd like to grab the logs from that, see if it's useful to figure out what happened.