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Old 12-16-2004, 10:57 AM   #1
mikeyt_333
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Log file permissions


I'm installing postgres, and I've set it up to run as user nobody. I chose this because most of my other services run as nobody. How can I grant proper access to the log files to allow writing to the log files by user nobody, but not modification of the log files. I looked at the /var/log structure, and everything is owned by root exclusively, yet everything still logs just fine. I get a permission denied error when I try to start postgres using /var/log as a logging location.

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Old 12-16-2004, 11:45 AM   #2
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Re: Log file permissions

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I looked at the /var/log structure, and everything is owned by root exclusively, yet everything still logs just fine.
This is because it's root that's doing the logging, probably via the syslog daemon.

The most secure way of doing logging is to set up postgres to log to a syslog facility, then set up syslog to log to an appropriate file.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 12:15 PM   #3
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dur, I should have thought of that. Thanks!

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