bin/88215: [PATCH] syslogd does not pass cleanly parameters to cfline()

Daniel Molina Wegener dmw at
Wed Nov 9 06:40:20 PST 2005

The following reply was made to PR bin/88215; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Daniel Molina Wegener <dmw at>
To: Gleb Smirnoff <glebius at>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: bin/88215: [PATCH] syslogd does not pass cleanly parameters to cfline()
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 11:32:11 -0300

    On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 03:43:30PM +0300,
    Gleb Smirnoff wrote:
 > [SNIP]
 > This is expected behavior, it is documented in manual:
 >      A program or hostname specification may be reset by
 >      giving the program or hostname as `*'.
   Ok, the manual page indicates this method to reset the
 program/host specification. The patch I've sent makes this
 task automatically when a new specficiation is given from the
 syslog.conf file.
 > 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 understand...
 > 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.
   Ok, Is the hackers mailing list the right place to start?.
 > -- 
 > Totus tuus, Glebius.
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