cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/syslogd syslogd.8 syslogd.c

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Tue Mar 7 00:14:58 PST 2006

On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 12:08:08PM -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
+> Did you know about the -C option to newsyslog?  newsyslog is a better too
+> for creating the log files since its config file can specify permissions
+> (owner, group, chmod).

I agree, but I didn't removed this functionality from the newsyslog(8).
I wanted to have this simple functionality in syslogd(8) for a few small
- I don't really buy that not creating log files is a security feature.
- You don't always want newsyslog(8) (eg. on a embedded system).
- Its more handy to add new log file and just restart syslogd without
  any errors, instead of editing newsyslog.conf, executing newsyslogd -C
  and then restarting syslogd.

It still would be handy to tell newsyslogd(8) to always correct owner
and permission (which it doesn't do currently, AFAIK) - root:wheel 0600
should be safe default for a log file in the meantime.

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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