Re: Newb server question, what do these entries in auth.log mean?
Looks fine to me. If it was an automated attack, there would be a lot of failed logins.
Run this command:
If there's a lot of output then it means something has been trying to log in and failed repeatedly, which could be an indication of an attack.
grep fail < /var/log/auth.log
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