[syslog-ng] Creating a named pipe (FIFO)

Balazs Scheidler bazsi at balabit.hu
Fri Mar 24 10:44:59 CET 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 17:22 -0700, William Bell wrote:
> As a feature request / bonus to this conversation, has any investigation
> been done into adding create fifo ability to the pipe source driver. Im sure
> that everyone could benefit from pipes that are created and torn down by
> syslog-ng so that unless syslog-ng is holding the pipe open and holding
> ownership of the pipe the pipe does not exist. This would be an extra added
> bonus on the security front. Its an ok fix to have the pipe created by the
> startup script and even torn down by that same script, however if for some
> reason syslog-ng crashes or an administrator thinks it's a good idea to just
> kill off the process that pipe hangs around and is a potential security
> risk.

good idea :)


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