Subject: Re: root login message
To: Tyrel Beede <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/30/2001 21:57:35
On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, Tyrel Beede wrote:

> I understand the importance of the message which is broadcast throughout
> the system apon the login of the root user, and I also understand the
> importance of non-root accounts.  However, I often find myself logging
> in as root and the resulting message(ROOT LOGIN @ somewhere) is
> broadcast throughout leading to annoying clutter on my lynx and vi
> sessions.  I'm hoping that somebody might be able to tell me what is
> generating it.  I've looked around but I was unable to find it's source.

It's in /etc/syslog.conf. You cold comment out the last line of the
file, the one for "root". (See the man page for "syslog.conf". The
facility and level for "su" is "auth.notice".)