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

Leonid Isaev lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Sun Nov 11 12:21:01 EST 2012

On Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:46:24 +0100
Jan Steffens <jan.steffens at gmail.com> 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?

Is there a guarantee that `adm` group will be confined to only journald and not
include wider priviledges in the future? By default it is probably unnecessary
to have a log group as supplied by `filesystem`, but I I would still keep its
creation in syslog-ng.install and similar. This way users who need a better
logger than the journal will have a proper group setup...

Leonid Isaev
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