Review of the current warty
mdz at alcor.net
Tue Aug 24 18:00:45 CDT 2004
On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 11:57:51PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 03:18:40PM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 12:19:46AM +0100, Michael Vogt wrote:
> > > Systemtools:
> > > ------------
> > > * System log viewer complains that it can't open /var/log/auth.log
> > > and displays nothing instead
> > Any objections to adding the initial user to group adm?
> Group adm is used for system monitoring tasks. Members of this group
> can read many log files in /var/log, and can use xconsole.
> Historically, /var/log was /usr/adm (and later /var/adm), thus the
> name of the group.
> HELP: Perhaps policy should state the purpose of this group so users
> may be safely added to it, in certainty that all they'll be able to
> do is read logs. Wouldn't hurt to rename it 'log' either ...
> adm is probably OK for the initial user.
Sounds good. Please include this in your next base-config upload.
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