[Xymon] Hobbit Permission Problem
josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Tue Mar 29 05:20:58 CEST 2011
Xymon probably isn't running as root and hence the user has no permission to
read that file.
Use group permission for the file and add the Xymon user to that group.
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On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:51 PM, Adam Goryachev <
adam at websitemanagers.com.au> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got a bit of a problem across a number of machines which I'm having
> some trouble working out.
> Basically, the problem is my hobbit user can't display my log files:
> hobbit at host:/var/log$ cat messages
> cat: messages: Permission denied
> However, the user has these permissions/groups
> hobbit at host:/var/log$ id
> uid=110(hobbit) gid=110(hobbit) groups=0(root),4(adm),110(hobbit)
> The directories leading to the file have these permissions:
> hobbit at host:/var/log$ ls -ld /
> drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Nov 19 2009 /
> hobbit at host:/var/log$ ls -ld /var
> drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 4096 Nov 19 2009 /var
> hobbit at host:/var/log$ ls -ld /var/log
> drwxr-xr-x 14 root root 4096 Mar 29 08:46 /var/log
> The file has read permissions to the adm group of which we are a member
> hobbit at host:/var/log$ ls -ld /var/log/messages
> -rw-r----- 1 root adm 21353 Mar 29 13:27 /var/log/messages
> Finally, here is all the info I can see on the file:
> hobbit at host:/var/log$ stat /var/log/messages
> File: `/var/log/messages'
> Size: 21353 Blocks: 48 IO Block: 1048576 regular file
> Device: eh/14d Inode: 4202796 Links: 1
> Access: (0640/-rw-r-----) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 4/ adm)
> Access: 2011-03-28 20:21:00.000000000 +1100
> Modify: 2011-03-29 13:27:00.000000000 +1100
> Change: 2011-03-29 13:27:00.000000000 +1100
> I'm running a fairly standard Debian lenny
> The root user has no problem reading/writing the file/etc....
> Any pointers would be appreciated....
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