cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/syslogd syslogd.8 syslogd.c
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Mon Mar 6 14:33:29 PST 2006
On Monday, 6 March 2006 at 12:33:57 -0500, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> At 10:36 AM +0000 3/6/06, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
>> pjd 2006-03-06 10:36:33 UTC
>> FreeBSD src repository
>> Modified files:
>> usr.sbin/syslogd syslogd.8 syslogd.c
>> By default (for security reasons) syslogd(8) doesn't create
>> log files when they don't exist, but sometimes its quite
>> useful (eg. we use non-standard log files and memory backed
>> /var/, which is populated on boot).
>> Add -C option which tells syslogd(8) to create log files if
>> they don't exist.
> Hmm. Note that newsyslog includes an option to automatically
> create files. Presumably the log files created by syslogd would
> need to be rotated, in which case they'll already have entries
> in newsyslog.conf.
> The advantage of creating them in newsyslog is that newsyslog
> knows what owner, group, and chmod bits the files should have.
> I would not say that I object to the idea of having this option
> in syslogd, but I'd think people would be much better off using
> newsyslog to create any of the files.
Agreed. Both have their place. The syslog man page should refer to
the advantages of newsyslog for this purpose.
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