[syslog-ng]permissions being changed for certain devices

Clemson, Chris syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu
Mon, 29 Sep 2003 17:12:22 +0100

> > everytime i restart syslog-ng i have to chmod the /dev/null 
> file or squid
> > goes nuts and spawns off loads of its own processes, which 
> eventually hangs
> > the machine.
> > 
> > all 3 files are referenced in /etc/syslog-ng.conf as destinations.
> > if syslog-ng has access to the files (i chmod /dev/null to 
> 666), why should
> > it change the permissions to block other programs?
> > 
> > i am running this on SuSE 8.0.
> use perm(-1) for those files.

ah, thank you!
however, http://www.balabit.com/products/syslog_ng/reference/x354.html
doesn't actually explain how to use them.

for example, if i had a line:
destination null { file("/dev/null"); };

where would i put the perm(-1) option?
wherever i stick it, it seems to complain!



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