[CentOS] CentOS 3 -> logins
t004 at kbocek.com
Tue Sep 6 19:52:15 UTC 2005
It took me a bunch of googling and a few dead ends to figure this one out.
You want to edit your /etc/syslog.conf file. Change the line that reads:
And you probably want to add the new /var/log/auth.info to /etc/logrotate.d as well.
This will move all of the auth messages to a separate file. It looks to me like all
the messages are coming from the use of a new PAM module. Every time a cron job fires
there is a round of authentication that gets logged. That's a problem if you've got
jobs firing every couple of minutes like I do.
Ugo Bellavance wrote:
> Since I upgraded CentOS from 3 to 4, I get those enties in logwatch.
> It seems to be caused by cron, opening a session everytime it executes a
> task. Is that normal?
> Unknown Entries:
> session closed for user root: 381 Time(s)
> session opened for user root by (uid=0): 379 Time(s)
> session closed for user user: 239 Time(s)
> session opened for user user by (uid=0): 239 Time(s)
> session closed for user backup_user: 2 Time(s)
> session opened for user backup_user by (uid=0): 2 Time(s)
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