remote syslog(3)ging behaving strangely?

Erik freebsd-lists-erik at
Thu Feb 25 19:22:36 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 07:13:03PM +0100, Frank Steinborn wrote:
> Hi,
> i have several jails that push their syslog to the syslogd on the
> host. This is on FreeBSD 7.2. The only line for syslog.conf in the
> jails is:
> *.*                                   
> On the host I have a standard syslog.conf but all.log is enabled.
> The problem now is that logs from the jails _only_ appear in all.log
> and i wonder why. I expected them to be sorted like configured in
> host's /etc/syslog.conf and I'm relatively sure it does work this way
> on 8, though I can't verify that right now.
> Any explanations for this beharviour?
> Thanks,
> Frank

Did you specify syslogd_flags="-vv" in your jails?  This will add the
facility and priority to the log message, which will allow your host
to direct them to the correct log files.


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