sudo and sylogd logging

mike.salehi at mike.salehi at
Mon May 10 14:40:30 EDT 2004

I am pretty sure its configure option
  --with-logging          log via syslog, file, or both
  --with-logfac           syslog facility to log with (default is "local2")

Mike Salehi     CISSP       Mike.Salehi at     (585)724-5445

                      Chris Jepeway                                                                                                                
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> When I run logger it goes to "/var/adm/sudolog" and when I "su", the
> su gets
> logged in "/var/adm/sudolog".
> "logger -p local2.err messages" also goes to /var/adm/sudolog
> I'm also using tabs and not spaces.
OK, that confirms syslog.conf is correctly configured.

> It seems like sudo is not logging - only when I use the /etc/sudoers
> file
> and specify a logfile.
I'm afraid I'm not much help here, any longer, and so I'm cc'ing the
Perhaps the options you used when you ran configure didn't compile in
support when you built sudo?   Perhaps you need to explicitly enable
support in /etc/sudoers?

> Martinez, Margie (ETSD)

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