[bugs] Misleading security message output

Peter Jeremy PeterJeremy at optushome.com.au
Sun Apr 17 00:48:29 PDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-Apr-14 13:04:36 +1000, Andrew Reilly wrote:
[Unexpected failed login reports in security messages]
>After much hunting around, and checking perimeter logs, it
>turned out that nothing of the sort had happened.  The security
>log script had been fooled by the age of the messages.0.gz file,
>which contained messages from more than a year ago.

I was bitten at home and worked out what happened.  So when the same
problem showed up at work, I knew what had happened.

>  It can be worked-around by forcing faster log-file rotations,

That's the solution I used.

Peter Jeremy

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