freebsd 10 syslog server

Jim McIver jmciver at
Fri Dec 30 19:11:17 UTC 2016

Syslog messages going to /var/log/messages rather than /var/log/apac.log 

Followed documentation from: 

I found where this is happening to someone else, but no answer. 

I even did debug option and it showed message logging to /var/log/messages. 

Yes the /var/log/apac.log file exists. 

As the message in /var/log/messages says " <user.notice> apac jim: test message" I wonder if the line in the top of the /etc/syslog.conf that says "*.notice;authpriv.none;kern.debug;;mail.crit;news.err /var/log/messages" is why they go to /var/log/messages? 

It mentions "notice" going to /var/log/messages and that's what shows in /var/log/messages. 


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