Keep looking for nonexistent files while polling

Issue #24 resolved
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I am running debian, the system is configured using tmpfs for /var/log directory, so every time when the system boots up, /var/log is clean.

I see sshguard fails with "File '/var/log/auth.log' vanished while adding!". It looks like by the time when sshguard is started (by systemd), the file /var/log/auth.log has not been created yet (it will be created later, in several seconds).

Can sshguard offer an option to wait till /var/log/auth.log to create? currently in sshguard_logsuck.c:logsuck_add_logsource(), if the file does not exist (either hasn't been created, or has been cleaned by some cron job),sshguard just quits.

Comments (3)

  1. Kevin Zheng

    Thanks for the report. This issue is a bug. You can work around it by using tail to monitor log files:

    tail -F /var/log/auth.log | sshguard ...

    A fix is pending.

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