Sat, 8 May 2004 06:11:34 +0100
On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 10:14:30PM -0700, Nate Campi wrote:
> On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 05:36:33AM +0100, mark wrote:
> > But the debugging output is giving "permission denied" errors. The
> > permissions on the directories are setup like this:
> > # ls /var
> > drwxr-x--- 9 root root 4096 May 8 05:11 log/
> > # ls /var/log
> > drwx------ 3 log log 4096 May 8 05:13 syslog-ng/
> > # ls /var/log/syslog-ng
> > drwx------ 2 log log 4096 May 8 05:13 local/
> > So surely the user "log" and therefore syslog-ng has permission to
> > read and write in this directory? It doesn't appear to be the case as
> > I can
> No, the user log isn't allowed to cd through /var/log.
> # chmod o+x /var/log
> ...and you'll be fine.
> No offense, but I recommend a book like "Essential System
> Administration" to get a good understanding of UNIX file permissions.
Heh, I own a few of them. My brain appears to be in some sort of grey area
today, I don't know why it wasn't obvious straight away. :) My only excuse is
that it's 6am and I haven't slept yet. Thanks, anyway.
> "If you put a billion monkeys in front of a billion typewriters typing
> at random, they would reproduce the entire collected works of Usenet in
> about...five minutes." - Anonymous
> syslog-ng maillist - firstname.lastname@example.org
> Frequently asked questions at http://www.campin.net/syslog-ng/faq.html