[sudo-users] Does group ownership of /var/log/sudo-io/00/00/??/* matter?

Leroy Tennison leroy at datavoiceint.com
Thu Apr 11 16:19:39 MDT 2019

Thanks, I appreciate the reply.


Leroy Tennison
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From: Todd C. Miller <Todd.Miller at sudo.ws>
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:17 PM
To: Leroy Tennison
Cc: sudo-users at sudo.ws
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sudo-users] Does group ownership of /var/log/sudo-io/00/00/??/* matter?

On Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:26:51 -0000, Leroy Tennison wrote:

> Looking for files with no group owner and found all the files under the direc
> tory in the subject line, remembered I'd removed an administrative user recen
> tly who most likely had a group with that gid.  Now I need to change group ow
> nership but noticed that permissions are 600 so does it really matter what gr
> oup owns them?  If yes for some internal reason, please tell me how to select
>  that group.

The group does not really matter as the files have no group
permissions.  You can safely set them to group 0 if you'd like.
That is what newer versions of sudo use.

 - todd

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