run klogd, syslogd and pppd with non-root privileges

Rudolf Floers r.floers at
Sat Dec 16 09:33:41 PST 2000

> klog/syslog should have no problem running as another user, as long as
> they can write there logs (aka right permissions)..don't take my word on
> this thou :)

i found out that syslogd creates a socket file /dev/log, so it either needs write permission to /dev or must create the socket somewhere else (-p option).

you also need to run syslogd with -n - don't know why. but that way it works.

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