15.06.2023 15:25, Michael Biebl wrote:
Hi providers of system-log-daemon,

when I started packaging rsyslog for Debian I based /etc/rsyslog.conf on what's been in /etc/syslog.conf at that time (as provided by the no longer existing sysklogd).

Unfortunately, this also meant, there was a lot of duplication (say mail messages being logged to 4 different files) and no one could explain to me, why we had this duplication / particular setup.

I tried to clean that up for rsyslog during the bookworm release cycle.
My guiding principle was to have a single log file containing everything (minus security sensitive information) and separate log files for commonly used facilities that are in use as of today.

I ended up with

# Log anything besides private authentication messages to a single log file
*.*;auth,authpriv.none        -/var/log/syslog

# Log commonly used facilities to their own log file
auth,authpriv.*            /var/log/auth.log
cron.*                -/var/log/cron.log
kern.*                -/var/log/kern.log
mail.*                -/var/log/mail.log
user.*                -/var/log/user.log

Hm.  Guess I'll use this for busybox-syslogd too. Thank you for the heads-up,
it come really timely, since just a few days ago I refreshed that package
and was now wondering what files needed to be there.

Another question is whenever to store files as root:adm, mode 0640 by default.
I guess these permissions are set by logrotate, but I'm not sure.



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