Log SSH connections with /etc/ssh/sshrc


Yannick over at http://blog.uggy.org always comes up with interesting and valuable tips.

Following his latest post regarding sshrc, I made my own sshrc script.

Unlike his example, I didn’t make SSH email me whenever a connection is made. That would be overkill given the number of connections I can make on a single day. Instead I’m just logging dates and IP in a log file of its own, which I plan on keeping forever.

My /etc/ssh/sshrc :

DATE=date “+%d.%m.%Y %Hh%Mm” IP=echo $SSH_CONNECTION | awk ‘{print $1}' echo "$DATE - $IP" >> /var/log/ssh_connections.log

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