Re: write protecting syslog

From: George Greer (
Date: 02/25/02

On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, paolo greco wrote:

>From: "George Greer" <>
>> That's because when you run 'autorun' as root it rotates the logs. So
>> CircleMUD creates a new log owned by root.  Then since you're not root,
>> you can't write to it.
>Maybe it would help to set a little check on userid...

I hope the problem isn't common enough to require prevention.

>But what about chrooting circlemud?
>Has this been tried before?

Except root can break out of a chroot() so it doesn't buy anything.  The
only really useful reason to run the MUD as root is to bind to a socket <
1024 but even then you'd drop permissions immediately after opening the
socket (which would be moved up to the first thing ever done).

George Greer

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