TODO + Changelog

J.A. Neitzel jan.listbox at
Thu Jul 27 09:25:53 PDT 2000

On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Gerard Beekmans said this:


> > > > Creating the /var/run/utmp file:
> > > > Create the wtmp-file here also? I think wtmp is necessary for a nice
> > > > linux-installation.
> > 
> > > Is it?
> > 
> > We install the last-command so we should install a wtmp...
> Hard to decide wether this would be classified as something the reader
> should do him/herself if such logging is desired or if it's the book
> that should enable it. Since we're a democracy, what do others think of
> this?
> -- 
> Gerard Beekmans

wtmp ..?	yes, a good idea
btmp ..? 	well, if you do wtmp, you might as well have a btmp

Perhaps it would be a good idea to mention this somewhere, maybe in
an LFS-Hints-Security or something. I always figured it helps with
system security to have the following files set up:
1. /var/log/wtmp
2. /var/log/btmp		a log file for bad login attempts
J.A. Neitzel
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