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Re: ppp.log

On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 06:28:42PM +0100, Peter Pregler wrote:
> On 01-Nov-99 Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 02:44:15PM +0100, Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
> >> Scavenging the mail folder uncovered Tomasz Wegrzanowski's letter:
> >> > If user is in group dip he can use pon and poff but
> >> > he cant use plog to see why dial failed etc.
> >> > I think such user should be able to use plog also
> >> > so /var/log/ppp.log should be own by root.dip not root.adm
> >> 
> >> i had the same problem. a "rm /var/log/ppp.log" and a reboot solved
> >> the problem (i had to reboot anyway, you can touch the file and assign
> >> right permissions to it [my ppp.log actually is root.root 644.])
> > 
> > Maybe we will make this file world-readable or group dip.
> > It would solve the entire problem once and for all.
> Just one thing to consider: the last versions of pppd is have used logged in
> debug mode the dial-in passwords in clear text. So if you really change that to
> world-readable I suggest that you also patch pppd to a more reasonable behavior
> (i.e. not write any passwords in clear text to logfiles).

I know it is bad. I only wanted ppp.log to be dip readable

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