cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/syslogd syslogd.8 syslogd.c

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Tue Mar 7 12:13:29 PST 2006

On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 03:02:54PM -0500, Garance A Drosehn wrote:
+> At 8:36 PM +0100 3/7/06, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
+> >
+> >Most usefull will be to have one configuration file for syslogd
+> >and newsyslog, eg.:
+> >
+> >*.*		/var/log/all.log	600  7     *    @T00  J
+> >security.*	/var/log/security	600  10    100  *     JC
+> >
+> >And teach syslogd to create configuration files with proper
+> >owner+permission on start.
+> Sigh.  Except then you have the "syslog" config file with
+> information about log files that syslog has nothing to do
+> with (such as log files written to by apache, etc). [...]


+> In any case, I'll bow out at this point saying that the
+> update to syslogd is small enough that I do not object to
+> it.  All I wanted to say was that it strikes me as the
+> wrong solution.  If we add an option to syslogd so it will
+> create it's own log files, then it would be reasonable to
+> add a similar option to every other program that writes
+> log files.  I don't understand why we'd want to go down
+> that path.

Actually most of the programms that use their own log files create those
log files by default...

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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