Summary : Syslog Permissions

From: Biswajit (
Date: Tue Jun 08 1999 - 12:02:32 CDT

Hi All,

For the last couple of days I get los of replies , my question is :-

I am running solaris 2.5 on Ultra server, my problem is that default
> permissions of syslog file ( /var/log/syslog ) is set to rw-rw-rw-. Even
> if I manually change the permission of above file to some thing else,
> after few days I find permissions of the file is again changed to
> rw-rw-rw- ( without system reboot ). But permissions of other files such
> as messages ( /var/adm/messages ) is always rw-r--r-- .
> What may be the reason ?

Proposed answer is :-

/usr/lib/newsyslog is invoked by cron periodically and this is responsible
for setting permission for /var/log/syslog file. It is also responsible
for moving old syslog files ( syslog.n n =(0..8))

Thanks for you all who replied.


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