User:Mrunge/Logreader

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Feature/Logreader

Summary

This feature provides a unique group for programs, that read logs. Especially, they don't need superuser rights to do so.

Owner

  • Email: mrunge@matthias-runge.de

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 16
  • Last updated: Mar 04 2011
  • Percentage of completion: 0%


Detailed Description

In Fedora versions up to Fedora 15 system logs are owned by root and are only readable by root. Log processing programs need to be executed with superuser privileges. This should be changed.

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora benefits by more security.

Scope

This change involves very few steps:

1. change logs to be group readable 2. change logs to be grouped logreader 3. execute log processing programs using logreader group

How To Test

User Experience

Dependencies

Contingency Plan

This is an enhancement and will break probably nothing. Especially older programs will continue to work.

Documentation

  • no further material yet.

Release Notes

  • nothing of end user interest.

Comments and Discussion