[Mono-list] File permission exception to /var/log/syslog

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Tue Apr 22 06:08:16 EDT 2008

James Kelly Jr wrote:
> Hello,
> I've recently had to port a Windows service to Linux and one of the 
> service's function is to parse the system logs and
> send to them to a server so naturally I'd use /var/log/syslog but 
> unfortunately it's giving me some lip.
> I've created a system account called "tsxmon" to run the service in and 
> everything is fine except I keep getting a security exception
> when trying to access /var/log/syslog, or any of the other logs, despite 
> the fact that I added the "tsxmon" user to the "syslog" user group.

What's the group name of /var/log/syslog on your system?


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