[CentOS] secure file not updating
Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED
m_d_berger_1900 at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 13 18:10:14 UTC 2008
On Sat, 13 Dec 2008 11:33:06 -0600, Barry Brimer wrote:
>>>> On my Centos 5 server, the secure file has not updated since Dec 10.
>>>> This despite the fact that I run an sshd server that I access many
>>>> times per day. Most peculiar is the fact that a swatch monitor that
>>>> I run on the secure file catches plenty of lines. It is as if when
>>>> swatch catches a line in the file, the line is removed from the file
>>>> and the modification date is set back. Hard to believe. Any ideas?
>>> What is the output of "lsattr /var/log/secure"? Do you have SELinux
>>> enabled, and are there any corresponding lines in
>> # lsattr /var/log/secure
>> ------------- /var/log/secure
>> selinux is disabled
>> /var/log/audit/audit.log appears to have lines describing a login I did
>> a few minutes ago, and its modification date is correct.
>> # ls -l /var/log/secure
>> -rw------- 1 root root 18950 Dec 10 12:38 /var/log/secure
>> # date
>> Sat Dec 13 09:42:36 EST 2008
> Any unexpected syslog configuration? Does a touch update the timestamp?
# added by MDB
I also have added a number of things to logrotate.
These things have been working well for years, although only
a few months on "Centos.
"touch /var/log/secure" updated the timestamp as expected.
I note that early tomorrow morning the logrotate occurs. I
wonder what will happen.
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