What Does the Install Put In /var/log/security?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Sat Nov 1 08:05:22 PST 2003

billg <wg at roomformonkeys.com> writes:

> I've been playing with a new install of 4.8-release (now 4.9-stable).
> I've set up a simple ipfw firewall.  Before enabling firewall logging, I
> thought I noticed that /var/log/security was a binary file.
> Is that right?  What is installed there by default? Thanks.

It should probably be created as an empty file.

[But remember that there's no clear distinction between a "binary" and
a "text" file under Unix, except as you decide to interpret it...]

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