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

billg wg at roomformonkeys.com
Sat Nov 1 08:59:09 PST 2003

On Sat, 2003-11-01 at 11:05, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> billg <wg at roomformonkeys.com> writes:
> > ...Before enabling firewall logging, I
> > thought I noticed that /var/log/security was a binary file.

> 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...]

True. In this case, it was "less" interpreting it as a binary file and
asking if I still wanted to look at it.

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