newsyslog.conf question

Eric Crist ecrist at
Tue Sep 28 16:19:12 PDT 2004

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On Sep 28, 2004, at 6:04 PM, Garance A Drosehn wrote:

> At 7:38 AM -0700 9/28/04, Ronnie Clark wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Having read the man page for this file's
>> configuration, I notice there is not an option to
>> digitally sign the logs on rotation using PGP/GPG. Is
>> there a workaround? or are there plans to add this
>> functionality to future versions, like 5.3 -STABLE?
> That is not on my list of things to add to newsyslog, but
> I could certainly put something for this on the list...
> If I do it, it will show up in 5.3-stable, and possibly
> even in 4.x-stable (although that is less likely once we
> have 5.3-stable).  What I might add is some generic way
> to specify a program to run after a log file has been
> rotated, where newsyslog will specify the name of the
> (already rotated) log file when it runs the program.

This is not something I had really thought of before today, but it 
would be a very handy feature to have.  The PGP/GPG signature or an MD5 
hash, something that could be used to verify the integrity of the log 
file once it's been rotated.

Just my $.02.
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Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks
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