Access rights for system logs

Till Maas opensource at
Mon Feb 28 17:24:26 UTC 2011

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:46:13AM -0500, Steve Grubb wrote:
> 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?

Usually they are run as the required user in a cron job and the admin
(root) needs to configure / install them to run. For security reasons,
logcheck should not be run with root permissions, but it still needs
access to the log files to process them.

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