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Re: Bug#370050: general: /var/log/btmp permission should be 660

On Sat, 03 Jun 2006, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> Package: general
> Severity: wishlist
> tiger says
> # Checking for existence of log files...
> --FAIL-- [logf005f] Log file /var/log/btmp permission should be 660
> OK, now how do I even find out what package /var/log/btmp belongs to
> in order to tell them about the problem? dlocate? No.

/var/log/btmp logs 'bad login' attempts and is read by /usr/bin/lastb (part
of the sysvinit package).  It has the same format as /var/log/(utmp|wtmp).
Various packages seem to write to them (hence the need for write perms for
the utmp group.  I don't think any package owns the log file...

I presume the permissions are documented by Policy somewhere but I'm not sure
where to find it.   (Perhaps it's in the LSB?)

FWIW the perms on /var/log/btmp on my boxes are 664:
  -rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp   0 2006-06-01 00:34 /var/log/btmp

-- Brad

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