Re: F12: /var/run/utmp: what is it for?

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On 03/30/2010 11:43 AM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> Is /var/run/utmp supposed to contain anything?
>
> I note that for some reason or another selinux attempts
> to read or write in this area and I fail to understand what
> it is used for.  This directory contains nothing in it.
>
> Yes, I posted the specific avc denial in selinux group and
> could setup a policy to allow access to it but I'd like to
> know what I am getting into before proceeding.
>
>
>
>    
/var/run/utmp is a file

man utmp
...
        The utmp file allows one to discover information about who is 
currently
        using the system.  There may be more users currently using the  
system,
        because not all programs use utmp logging.



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