Chapter 6: file /var/log/btmp must have 600 permissions

Sergei Butakov sergei at
Mon Jul 21 00:12:11 PDT 2008


In Chapter 6 "Installing Basic System Software" file /var/log/btmp must have 
600 permissions but not 644.

Otherwise daemon sshd (using PAM) from OpenSSH do'nt write to /var/log/btmp 
and complain to syslog when password is not valid: 
sshd[8369]: Failed password for user7 from port 42884 ssh2 
sshd[8369]: Excess permission or bad ownership on file /var/log/btmp 

With regards,
Sergei Butakov

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