[rbldnsd] Log File Problem

Armando Ortiz rbldnsd@corpit.ru
Tue, 28 Oct 2003 10:57:13 -0800 (PST)

> On Tue, 28 Oct 2003, Armando Ortiz wrote:
>> Great tool...I've been setting up spam traps and such and automating the
>> process of collecting IP's.  So far I've dumped quite a few emails using
>> this, so good work!
>> Now to the problem:
>> Whenever I had started the daemon to set its userid/group to
>> nobody:nogroup and try to log the daemon in /var/log/rbldsnd.log, I got
>> a
>> permissions denied error.  I had to end up touching the file and owned
>> it
>> by nobody:nogroup with write permissions.  Shouldn't this be done
>> automatically?
> You mean before dropping root privileges?  Why not just create a user just
> for rbldnsd to run as, and have it log to a file in a directory owned by
> that user?

Because I have it running on port 53.  It needs to run root for that
before it becomes "nobody."

Armando Ortiz
The On-Line Traffic School, Inc.
Senior Security/Network Administrator