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non-root syslogd?

Has anyone investigated what would be necessary to get a non-root syslogd
working under Debian?  It seems like this would be a good thing, but obviously
there have to be some tricky bits, else it would have happened already.  :)

It seems like the steps would be:

Add a user for syslog to run as.
chown /var/log to be syslog.adm
Modify logrotate configs to set ownership properly.
It looks like syslogd, syslog-ng, etc would have to be patched to setup
/dev/log and open UDP 514, then setuid to the syslog user.

Is this worth working on?  Has anybody already done this?


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