[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#922945: Bug#922945: /var/log/lastlog is a 110 TByte sparse file, seriously affecting backup

Chris Hofstaedtler zeha at debian.org
Tue Apr 13 14:26:21 BST 2021

* Sam Morris <sam at robots.org.uk> [210413 14:06]:
> So how about setting LASTLOG_UID_MAX to either 60000 or 65536 depending
> on whether we want failed logins by 'nobody' to appear in lastlog(8) or
> not?

This will then silently hide login failures from userids larger than
this ID? Given the original submitter has a user with uid 379400000,
why whould this not be logged?

If they didn't want those uids to be used, maybe dont assign them?


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