Re: strange (or unexplainable) permissions on /var/log/*
On Sun, 12 Dec 2004, martin f krafft wrote:
> I am trying to make sense of /var/log/*. I noticed the following
> - user.log is 0640. However, aren't "user" messages possibly
> relevant to users? If so, I suggest making the file 0644.
640 is not necessarily broken. There might be inter-user privacy issues.
> - uucp.log, mail.* and news/* are 0644. I would say that these
> should be 0640.
My mail.* files are 640 and I don't remember having done anything
special for that to happen.
> - why is dmesg 0644? This is not really a problem, but do users
> need access to the boot messages?
Since any user can run the dmesg command, it would not add any extra
privacy to such information.