Daily security report oddity...

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 17:43:39 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 10:03, Dan Nelson<dnelson at allantgroup.com> wrote:
> In the last episode (Sep 02), Kurt Buff said:
>> Heh. Well, for me a very long time is more than a year, because
>> security patches for the OS will at some point mandate a reboot - and
>> usually in less than a year.
>> I suppose there's a way to do auth log rotation automagically - would
>> that be sysutils/logrotate?
> The system already rotates auth.log.  Just edit /etc/newsyslog.conf and add
> a date check to the line for auth.log.  The default is to roll it when it
> hits 100KB, but if you add something like $M1D0 to the "when" column it'll
> rotate it monthly as well.
> --
>        Dan Nelson
>        dnelson at allantgroup.com

That's exactly the clue I needed. Thanks, Dan.

I'm looking at 'man newsyslog.conf' right now.


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