Subject: Re: root login message
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/30/2001 22:02:34
On Sat, 31 Mar 2001, Simon Burge wrote:

> Tyrel Beede wrote:
> > 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

> syslogd(8) is sending those messages to the console.  You'll have a line
> something like
> 	*.err;kern.*;auth.notice;authpriv.none;mail.crit        /dev/console

Tyrel must have a console, either virtual terminal #1, or he's running
xconsole, otherwise the messages would mess up the display, and not
simply go to the xterm(s). I think it must be the "root" destination
that he's seeing.