openssh logging of remote commands in syslog

Pekka Savola pekkas at
Thu Mar 8 09:19:59 EST 2001

On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Kevin Taylor wrote:

> Another wonderful email from me. :)
> The version of ssh will log information on the remotely executed
> command in the syslog:
> Mar  7 15:29:20 6D:marx sshd[21346]: log: executing remote command as
> root: ls
> It seems that openssh doesn't do that by default. If you put the server
> in debug mode you'll see the command, but a lot of extra stuff that you
> don't want to see.

IMO, this kind of logging can be rather intrusive..

Pekka Savola                  "Tell me of difficulties surmounted,
Netcore Oy                    not those you stumble over and fall"
Systems. Networks. Security.   -- Robert Jordan: A Crown of Swords

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