What does this mean? 'session opened for user root by (uid=0)'
thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Thu Aug 25 22:03:12 UTC 2005
> This seems to be a routine log entry I just don't know what causes it.
> On Aug 24th alone I had a total of 479 entries (with corresponding
> 'closed' entries).
> The file line is: Aug 25 14:50:02 servername crond(pam_unix):
> session closed for user root
> I am GUESSING that this is just a message generated everytime some
> kind of cron job is run?
> Is this kind of output useful for anything or can it be supressed?
> (Just seems like kind of a waste of disc space.)
You are right - whenever a cron job runs as root it is logged.
I would not deactivate those notices - you might miss something important.
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