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I've posted an answer to a similar question: http://askubuntu.com/a/490900/297973. Long story short, the messages should show up in dmesg, and you may need to add $KLogPermitNonKernelFacility on to rsyslogd's config to see them in /var/log.


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Short version The log entries should actually show up in dmesg. Despite that, they do not show up by default in /var/log. If you want them in /var/log too, add $KLogPermitNonKernelFacility on to rsyslogd's config. I suggest creating a custom file like /etc/rsyslog.d/60-custom.conf to avoid editing /etc/rsyslog.conf, since that's managed by dpkg. Now ...


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By default sshd logs to the system logs, with log level INFO and syslog facility AUTH. So the place to look for log data from sshd is in /var/log/auth.log These defaults can be overridden using the SyslogFacility and LogLevel directives. Below is a typical server startup entry in the authorization log. In most cases the default level of logging is fine. ...


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Maybe just touch/transfer a file somewhere using ssh? But to answer your question something like this using sikula: http://doc.sikuli.org/region.html#creating-a-region-setting-and-getting-attributes By creating a region object and then monitoring it, you could potentially automate by using screen capture. ...



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