A log is a record of events during a particular time range. Questions about interpreting logs on Ubuntu or controlling logging.
Logs on an Ubuntu system include:
- Logs from the Linux kernel and system services like network-manager, stored in
/var/log. These can also be accessed using the dmesg command. See syslog.
- Server logs, automatically created and maintained by a computer server of activity performed by it. These can include web-server or database access logs. For questions about monitoring these logs, especially on servers, see monitoring or network-monitoring.