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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.


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 ...


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. ...


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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