Jail error ln operation not permitted

Charles Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Wed Jun 29 18:03:45 GMT 2005

On Jun 29, 2005, at 1:53 PM, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
> It appears that the syslogger does a link (ln -s) from /var/run/log  
> to /dev/log and that inside a jail you cannot do this.  However,  
> you can set it in the base system's version of the jail  file  
> system.  I don't know if it stays around after reboots or what and  
> what the effect is -- probably m akes jail messages go into its own  
> log file but I have not done more than make the link and try to  
> google (without a lot of success) on the issue

syslogd -l can set up additional logging sockets:

      -l      Specify a location where syslogd should place an  
additional log
              socket.  The primary use for this is to place  
additional log
              sockets in /var/run/log of various chroot filespaces.   
File per-
              missions for socket can be specified in octal  
              before socket name, delimited with a colon.  Path to  
socket loca-
              tion must be absolute.

If you are using jails, I would gather that you normally would be  
running a separate syslogd within that jail, but this approach  
provides another option...


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