How to not start syslogd

Bill Moran wmoran at
Sun Dec 30 20:44:36 PST 2007

Jeffrey Goldberg <jeffrey at> wrote:
> I've installed and configured syslog-ng from ports and no longer wish  
> to have the standard syslogd run.
> Putting
>    syslogd_enable="NO"
> into /etc/rc.conf did not prevent it from starting.

The above works on every system I've done it to (which is quite a few).

I suspect you've either got a typo in your rc.conf, or a corrupt/nonstandard
/etc/rc.d/syslogd file, or some other oddity preventing it from working.

Bill Moran

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