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From Jorge Medina <>
Subject Re: Log ownership when running Tomcat using jsvc
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2011 02:46:51 GMT
Right, I can't understand why the JULI files are owned by root.
any ideas?

If I remember correctly, Tomcat uses Java logging by default. I am
trying to remember why I switched to JULI (maybe to rotate the logs),
but I guess I can try to switch to log4j and see if I get a different

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Rainer Jung <> wrote:
> On 04.08.2011 09:44, Mladen Turk wrote:
>> On 08/03/2011 10:11 PM, Jorge Medina wrote:
>>> I run Tomcat in a Solaris 10 SPARC machine using jsvc through a init
>>> script.
>>> jsvc is started by root, but I specify the "-user" option to change to
>>> the "application" user.
>>> I use the option "-outfile" and  "-errfile" to specify where to direct
>>> stdout and stderr, "catalina.out" and "catalina.err" in my
>>> environment.
>> jsvc redirects stdout/stderr before setuid (changing to -user)
>> thus the files are created by superuser.
>> Actually that's the desired behavior; You have files writtable
>> by -user during the application life-time but created and
>> readable by root.
> He wasn't asking about stdout, stderr, but instead about the JULI files
> written by Tomcat.
> Regards,
> Rainer
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