bin/88215: [PATCH] syslogd does not pass cleanly parameters to
glebius at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 8 04:50:29 PST 2005
The following reply was made to PR bin/88215; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Gleb Smirnoff <glebius at FreeBSD.org>
To: Daniel Molina Wegener <dmw at unete.cl>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: bin/88215: [PATCH] syslogd does not pass cleanly parameters to cfline()
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 15:43:30 +0300
On Sun, Oct 30, 2005 at 04:22:42AM -0300, Daniel Molina Wegener wrote:
D> In the syslogd function init(), parameters passed to cfline()
D> are not clean when the user attempt to use a remote host entry
D> as the source of syslog messages.
D> Instead of a clean host name, it passes the hostname and the
D> last program specification in the syslog.conf file.
D> Put any program specification and start syslogd with -vv and -d
D> flags, you can see the parameters passed to cfline() function in
D> a list.
This is expected behavior, it is documented in manual:
A program or hostname specification may be reset by giving the program or
hostname as `*'.
This means, that program and hostname specifications are sticky and should
be reset explicitly, if set once. Many people find this confusing (me too).
I would like to change syslogd so that it resets both program and hostname
to '*' after any regular configuration line. But before commiting this we
need positive review from some people, and no negative review. May be current@
mailing list will be the correct choice. You should raise this question
on mailing lists, if you want to discuss this issue. In this case I will set
PR to analyzed state. If you agree with current documented behavior, then you
can ask for PR to be closed.
Totus tuus, Glebius.
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