Access rights for system logs

Steve Grubb sgrubb at
Mon Feb 28 16:46:13 UTC 2011

On Friday, February 25, 2011 03:13:31 am Matthias Runge wrote:
> - change systems logs owners from root:root mode 600 to root:adm mode
> 640 (or something similar)

So, what would be the implementation of this? How would logcheck or any log reader 
work. Would they be setgid applications or would they start as root and change to this 
new account?

There are things in the logs that ordinary users cannot have access to to by default.


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