Subject: Re: /var/run/log
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/11/2001 19:38:57
> On Sun, Feb 11, 2001 at 11:09:22AM +0100, wrote:
> > why it have 666 permissions - it allows everybody to log anything and with
> > -t option it could look like anything else (for eg. kernel messages)
> How else do you allow arbitrary programs that don't run as root to log to
> syslog unless it's world writable?  Creating a special `syslog' group and
> putting all the appropriate users in seems tedious to me.
i was doing this on linux and i'm suprised the same on netbsd is possible,
> If you check usr.sbin/syslogd/syslogd.c::printline(), you'll see:
> 	/* don't allow users to log kernel messages */
> 	if (LOG_FAC(pri) == LOG_KERN)
> 		pri = LOG_MAKEPRI(LOG_USER, LOG_PRI(pri));
what about:

a) logger -t su "wojtek to root on /dev/ttyp7"
add -p to select the same logfile that normal su does (i have 1 logfile
for everything)

b) while true;do echo zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz|logger ;done

and pollute logfiles