Logcheck Permissions Problems

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Drek, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Drek

    Drek New Member

    It started a week or two ago, I started getting an error when logcheck ran. I'm afraid I deleted the emails without thinking, so I don't know what the error was, although it had something to do with logtail. Anyway, from what I could find through Google, it looked like a permissions problem, so I changed the permissions on /var/log to 644 and the permissions on auth.log* and xferlog* to 640 and 600 respectively.

    Now however logcheck couldn't open any of the files to read them. Now the only way I can get logcheck to work is to set permissions on /var/log to 777 recursively (except for auth.log* and xferlog*). However, now proftpd refuses to write to it's logs because it doesn't like the permissions on it's folder. I don't like them either.

    Does anyone have any idea what could be going on?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Try to change the permissions of all log files (not dorectories!) to 644.

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