bin/11294: direct logging to other hosts (no local syslogd)

Mikhail Teterin mi+mx at
Mon Jul 7 10:50:11 PDT 2003

The following reply was made to PR bin/11294; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Mikhail Teterin <mi+mx at>
To: Marc Perisa <Marc.Perisa at>,
	freebsd-gnats-submit at, mi at
Subject: Re: bin/11294: direct logging to other hosts (no local syslogd)
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 13:42:04 -0400

 =the propossed change to logger(1) was done in version 1.6 for
 =5-CURRENT. It is not yet in 4-STABLE.
 =The calls for syslog(3) et al weren't updated.
 =Is it still needed to send log information to a remote host without
 =syslogd locally running?
 My reasoning was that since the functionality will be present in the
 system anyway, it would be better to place it into a library, from where
 it can be used by other programs. This would benefit systems running in
 embedded installations, which would prefer not to run the whole syslog
 of their own, as well as others...
 Locking the functionality inside a utility, while seemingly trying to
 keep the libc cleaner, will only encourage ugliness like system("logger
 ...") :-\

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