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  1. #1
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    Default where is the log file

    Hello
    i installed jhackguard , but i cannot find the log file
    can you tell me where to find the log file ?
    i am using joomla 2.5.9
    Thanks

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    Hello,

    After one day still no logfile. Log file should be in logs directory , i presume public_html/logs ( rights=777)
    I have enabled the plugin , create logfile is enabled , but still no log file, i used all default parameters
    To my opinion the plugin is not protecting my website at all
    what could be wrong?
    Thanks
    Jac

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    Hi Jac,

    The log file is in the plugins/system/jHackGuard folder

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    Hi Hristo,

    No i check everywhere also in plugins/system/jHackGuard , no log file to find

    To my opinion the plugin is not protecting my website at all , what could be wrong else?

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    o and:

    The UID and GID was apache after install , i have reset this to the website owner ( like all directory's and files have this owner) and set permissons on jhackguard folder to 777, no log file showed up

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    or works this extension only for Siteground websites ??
    looking forward to your answer, thanks

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    The plugin works on all Joomla sites, not only on those, hosted with us As to your other question, lines will be added to the log only when hacking attempts are recorded. It is actually a good thing you don't have a log

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    thanks for answer

    but how to check if jhackguard is protecting my website? , this would give me a good feeling

    and why dont you mention this in the instructions

    Thanks

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    i forgot to say:

    the instructions are not so clear :
    - Log file - Here you can enter the file name where the logs about the plugin activities will be kept. The default file name is jHackGuard-log.php. It is stored under the logs folder.

    so what you mean is the log file jHackGuard-log.php is stored in system/jhackguard/logs directory?

    - tell us in the instructions
    the jhackguard-log.php file wil be created at the first hacking attempt , and lines will be added

    - if jhackguard is working correctly you can do a test as follow: ............................................

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    i forgot to say:
    Link back to SiteGround - adds a link to our site.

    i left it enabled , never saw a link on my website, where is the link placed?

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    The link back to our site can be removed from the jHackGuard settings page in Joomla with a single click

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    Hello,

    i know the link back can be removed, but i left it enabled , never saw a link on my website, where can i find the link is placed?

    the instructions are not so clear :
    - Log file - Here you can enter the file name where the logs about the plugin activities will be kept. The default file name is jHackGuard-log.php. It is stored under the logs folder.
    now you saythe log file is in the plugins/system/jHackGuard folder

    -if jhackguard is working correctly how can i do a test if jhackguard is working and see the contents log file??

    Thanks
    Jac

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    Hi Jac,

    Please excuse my mistake. Indeed, jHackGuard stores its log in the /logs folder of your Joomla installation. If you want to test its functionality, please open a browser and try this test "hacking attempt"

    http://www.domain.com/index.php?test...9;lala'));

    This should generate a log file with the following content:

    #Fields: datetime priority category message
    2013-03-25T06:52:26+00:00 CRITICAL jhackguard Changed GET value from: eval(base64_decode(\'lala\')); to: 'lala'));

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    Hello,

    yes this test worked and produced a log file in /logs directory with that content.

    Put this test on your website as info how to test if jhackguard is working, that would be very helpfull!!

    last question i know the link back can be removed, but i left it enabled , never saw a link on my website, where can i find the link it should be placed on my website?

    Thanks
    Jac

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    Hi Jac,

    The link should be in the footer of your site only on your index page If you don't see it, maybe some of your extensions is stripping it, or the css of your template. You can check whether it is present on your index by viewing its source

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    Hristo,

    yes the css of my template is stripping it.

    thanks for support,
    best regards
    Jac

    Note: I hope you will add the info i suggested to your webpage of jhackguard, in FAQ may be this:
    if i had find this info on your webpage i did not need the support

    - Why dont I see the jhackguard-log.php file ?
    jHackGuard stores its log in the /logs folder of your Joomla installation.
    The log file will only be created at the first hack attempt.

    - How do i know jhackguard is working ?
    If you want to test its functionality, please open a browser and try this test "hacking attempt"
    http://www.domain.com/index.php?test...9;lala'));
    This should generate the log file with the following content:
    #Fields: datetime priority category message
    2013-03-25T06:52:26+00:00 CRITICAL jhackguard Changed GET value from: eval(base64_decode(\'lala\')); to: 'lala'));

    - I dont see the link back of Siteground ?
    If you don't see it, maybe some of your extensions is stripping it, or the css of your template.
    You can check whether it is present on your index by viewing its source.

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    Thanks for the suggestion

    I've added it to our Knowledge Base: https://kb.siteground.com/test-if-jh...rd-is-working/

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    Hello
    i installed jhackguard , followed the steps in this forum to test but still can't find log file ?
    can you tell me where to find the log file ?
    i am using joomla 2.5.14
    Thanks

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    Please check the link in my previous reply. Do the test, and you will see the log file generated in the plugins/system/jHackGuard/logs folder

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    does it realy worth ? to install this/.

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