Bug 1091 - autossh: sends messages to syslog
: autossh: sends messages to syslog
Status: ASSIGNED
: Sisyphus
(All bugs in Sisyphus/autossh)
: unstable
: all Linux
: P4 minor
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Reported: 2002-07-14 12:35 by
Modified: 2010-10-09 19:36 (History)


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Description From 2002-07-14 12:35:44
IMHO when autossh is invoked by a normal user, it should keep its messages
private. Now it sends them to syslog, and so the administrator may track the
users\' activity (this shouldn\'t be so by default), but the user himself
cannot! (How can he read the syslog?)


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(Probably this is a stuipid way to use autossh, but it shows the bug.)

$ autossh -M20000 -f -N altair-t; sleep 1; sudo tail -2 /var/log/messages
Jul 14 12:10:35 arrakis autossh[18818]: starting ssh (count 1)
Jul 14 12:10:37 arrakis autossh[18818]: ssh exited prematurely with status 0;
autossh exiting

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autossh-1.2a-alt1
------- Comment #1 From 2002-07-15 17:36:58 -------
AWAIU, autossh is designed for non-interactive use...
------- Comment #2 From 2002-07-15 17:36:58 -------
AWAIU, autossh is designed for non-interactive use...
------- Comment #3 From 2002-07-16 00:06:31 -------
I think, that is not the reason to log something to the syslog which the user
himself is unable to read, but the administrator is able to. I don\'t want ALT
Linux system to be a totalitarian system by default.
------- Comment #4 From 2002-07-16 00:06:31 -------
I think, that is not the reason to log something to the syslog which the user
himself is unable to read, but the administrator is able to. I don\'t want ALT
Linux system to be a totalitarian system by default.
------- Comment #5 From 2006-02-12 19:13:28 -------
Ситуация всё так же? 
Быть может тому, кто не хочет записи в системный лог о действиях 
неинтерактивной программы, достаточно указать в переменной 
AUTOSSH_LOGFILE куда писать лог? 
------- Comment #6 From 2006-02-12 19:17:57 -------
Ситуация та же, надо спросить upstream, да всё не досуг.
------- Comment #7 From 2010-10-09 19:36:07 -------
(In reply to comment #4)
> I don't want ALT Linux system to be a totalitarian system by default.
Just wait for ART Linux. :}