[arch-dev-public] "adm" and "log" groups

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sun Nov 11 12:33:15 EST 2012

On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 07:46:24PM +0100, Jan Steffens wrote:
> The meaning of these two groups ("adm" and "log") seems to be
> identical. Both allow read access to system logs, except "adm" is used
> by journald and "log" by syslogd (and tomcat, apparently).
> Wouldn't it make sense to do away with one?

If anything, I'd chip in a vote to keep "log", mostly because of:


The value of the "adm" group will be largely diminished if "wheel" has
equivalent privileges.


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