Root access loggin

Eric Crist mnslinky at
Mon Jul 30 13:11:10 UTC 2007

On Jul 30, 2007, at 7:34 AMJul 30, 2007, Adam J Richardson wrote:

> Tom Evans wrote:
>> This seems great in principle, but of course, you just gave them a  
>> root
>> shell, and so they can delete their log file easily enough...
> You could have cron email it to you every 5 minutes. Unlikely he'd  
> check the crontab immediately, unless he was really bent on the  
> system's destruction. Likely you'd have at least some evidence of  
> his behaviour. Of course your email box would fill up quickly.
> Adam J Richardson


If you're really all that worried about this, don't give them root  
access.  You could simply sit at the console with them while they  
work.  IIRC, they're a contractor, not an employee.  Your presence  
during such operations wouldn't be abnormal for a contractor.


Eric Crist

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