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digital man Don't [Unix] User/Group settings unless you have to
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 ====== UNIX ====== ====== UNIX ======
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 +Configuration of ''​[UNIX]''​ section of the Synchronet initialization file (e.g. ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​[[config:​sbbs.ini]]''​).
 +
 +===== User/Group =====
 +If you are **not** [[howto:​linux_non-root|starting sbbs as ''​root''​]],​ then you should **not** set these values.
 +
 +==== User ====
 +
 +Default: <​none>​
 +
 +==== Group ====
 +
 +Default: <​none>​
 +
 +If you do not want to run Synchronet (and all external programs/​doors) as
 +root (the Unix //​administrator//​ user), you will have to set the ''​User''​ and ''​Group''​ key values.
 +
 +Example:
 +
 +  User=sbbsuser
 +  Group=sbbsgroup
 +  ​
 +NOTE: the ''​sbbsuser''​ and ''​sbbsgroup''​ names are just examples. You must pick valid user/group names for your system (e.g. exist in your system'​s ''/​etc/​passwd''​ file) and both the user and group name may be the same.
 +  ​
 +Also, the Synchronet file
 +permissions/​ownership should be such that this user/group would have read
 +and write access to them.  The best way to accomplish this is a command
 +like:
 +
 +  # chown -R sbbsuser:​sbbsgroup /sbbs
 +
 +If you do this, then be sure to run any Synchronet utilities (e.g. [[util:​SCFG]]) as the same user that the BBS is going to run as:
 +  ​
 +  # su -c /​sbbs/​exec/​scfg sbbs  ​
 +
 +===== Logging =====
 +==== LogFacility ==== 
 +
 +Default: ''​U''​ (User)
 +
 +Supported Values: ''​0''​-''​7''​ ("​Local0"​ through "​Local7"​ facility), ''​U''​ (for "​User"​ facility), and ''​S''​ or ''​F''​ (for "​Standard"​ facilities)
 +
 +If you have ''​sbbs''​ installed to run in the background as a daemon, logging
 +via [[monitor:​syslog]] rather than the local console, you may want to set the ''​LogFacility''​ key value. A good value to use is:
 +
 +  LogFacility=3
 + 
 +Then, in ''/​etc/​syslog.conf''​ (or ''/​etc/​rsyslog.d/​sbbslog.conf''​) you will need to add the line:
 +
 +  local3.* ​                /​var/​log/​sbbs.log
 +
 +Depending on how your vendor set up ''​syslog.conf''​ initially, you may also want
 +to exclude local3.* from other log files (Noteably ''/​var/​log/​messages''​). how to
 +do this varies with your syslogd implementation,​ but for BSD based ones
 +(Which BSD and many Linux distros use) you would add ";​local3.none"​ to the
 +end of the first field in the ''/​var/​log/​messages''​ line.
 +
 +You will have to create this file manually initially by running:
 +  # touch /​var/​log/​sbbs.log
 +
 +Then send a HUP to syslogd like so:
 +  # killall -HUP syslogd
 +  ​
 +Or it might be necessary to:
 +  # service syslogd restart
 +  ​
 +You could then monitor the Synchronet daemon log output with:
 +  # tail -f /​var/​log/​sbbs.log
 +
 +You will want to investigate how your system rotates logs and set it up to
 +rotate ''​sbbs.log''​ also.
 +
 +  # cat /​etc/​logrotate.d/​sbbs
 +  /​var/​log/​sbbs*.log {
 +        weekly
 +        missingok
 +        rotate 52
 +        notifempty
 +        create 640 root adm
 +        sharedscripts
 +        postrotate
 +                invoke-rc.d rsyslog reload > /dev/null
 +        endscript
 +  }
 +
 +
 +Further use of the ''​LogFacility''​ setting is beyond the scope of this document.
 +Read your ''​syslog.conf''​ manpage for more information about this.  In particular,
 +do NOT use the '​S'​ setting unless you are familiar with advanced syslogd
 +configuration. ​ The S setting will use different facilities for each feature
 +of Synchronet as appropriate. ​ Specifically,​ S will use:
 +
 +    LOG_AUTH
 +    LOG_DAEMON
 +    LOG_FTP (If available)
 +    LOG_MAIL
 +    LOG_CRON
 +    ​
 +Note: the LogFacility value in the ''​sbbs.ini''​ file may be overridden with the ''​-d''​ command-line option (e.g. ''​sbbs -d3''​ to daemonize ''​sbbs''​ with LogFacility of ''​Local3''​).
 +   
 +==== LogIdent ====
 +
 +Default: ''​Synchronet''​
 +
 +This is the value passed as the ''​ident''​ argument to the system'​s ''​openlog''​ function. Run ''​man openlog''​ for more details on this setting.
 +
 +===== Process Control ===== 
 +
 +==== PidFile ====
 +
 +Default: ''/​var/​run/​sbbs.pid''​
 +
 +This key contains the path of the file which will contain the process identifier (PID) of Synchronet and is used by background/​daemon startup scripts to query the current state of ''​sbbs''​.
 +
 +  # service sbbs status
 +  Synchronet BBS services status: [running]
 +  PID(s): 6270
 +
 +If you change the value of this key, you may also need to modify your startup script (e.g. ''/​etc/​init.d/​sbbs''​).
 +
 +==== umask ====
 +
 +Default: ''​077''​
 +
 +Sets ''​sbbs'''​s ​ file mode creation mask.
 +
 +Note: If the value begins with a ''​0'',​ it will be interpreted in //octal// notation.
 +
 +Run ''​man umask''​ for more details on this setting.
 +
 +==== Daemonize ====
 +
 +Default: ''​false''​
 +
 +When set to ''​true'',​ forces ''​sbbs''​ to run daemonized (in the background) without specifying the ''​-d''​ command-line option. Setting this value to ''​true''​ is not recommended.
  
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
   * [[:​config:​|Configuration]]   * [[:​config:​|Configuration]]
 +  * [[:​monitor:​syslog]]
 +
  
 +{{tag>​unix syslog sbbs.ini}}

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