[sudo-users] anyone using built-in sudo logfile?

Luca Fornasari luca.fornasari at furna.com
Fri Jul 12 12:29:44 MDT 2019

Hi Miachael,

the sudo native log system supports reply the actions taken by the
user ... does this rings any bell? ;-)

Defaults log_input, log_output, iolog_dir = /var/log/sudo-io/%{user}
You can also define owner and group of the log files ...
sudoreply is what you use to reply the actions.


On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 7:18 PM Michael W. Lucas
<mwlucas at michaelwlucas.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Sudo supports a native log file, that doesn't rely on sudo.
> Is anyone truly using this? I mean, I can imagine special
> uses--perhaps embedded systems, or environments that are not allowed
> to use syslogd for compliance or regulatory reasons. But it seems this
> is VERY fringe.
> I don't want to waste space in the new sudo book covering something I
> think is fringe, but I don't want to dismiss it based entirely on my
> narrow experience...
> Thanks,
> ==ml
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