[CentOS] fail2ban and secure permissions

Sun May 8 18:04:03 UTC 2011
Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi>

2011/5/8 David Mehler <dave.mehler at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
> Has anyone got fail2ban working and blocking ssh spambot atempts? My
> ssh is logging with a facility of authpriv which syslogd sends to
> /var/log/secure. That file has 600 permissions owned and group of
> root. I want to make it where fail2ban can access the needed file, yet
> not make it insecure in the process. I was not wanting to change
> permissions last time I did that on a log file a cron daily report
> kept noting it. I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Well. fail2ban runs as root as it modified iptables rules? So, no need
to modify file access?