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Bug#67118: base system does not contain /var/log/btmp

Wichert Akkerman <wichert@cistron.nl> writes:
> Actually I vaguely remember some documentation stating that it's probably
> a bad idea to have a btmp file. It would certainly be a place where password
> would be logged plaintest if a users enters a password instead of a
> username by accident.

Yeah, I don't see why we need it.  

Laurent said:

> > >  - it is probably better from a security point of view

Back up this claim with more facts.

> > >  - logrotate tries to rotate it (see Bug#64043)

That's not really a concern of ours..

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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