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Date:      Tue, 1 Oct 1996 21:16:55 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Brian Tao <>
Subject:   Improved syslogd?
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    Does there exist an improved syslog daemon anywhere?  I figure
someone has improved upon virtually every other UNIX utility (inetd,
portmapper, ftpd, vi, more, etc.), and syslogd would not be a bad
candidate to muck with.

    I'm looking for something that offers greater control over where
log messages are sent.  It should be able to select based on facility,
priority, logging program and originating host.  It should handle log
rotation itself, rather than relying on something like newsyslog.  It
should allow inclusive as well as exclusive specification of logging
destinations (e.g., I want all messages from ftpd to go to
/var/log/ftp.log, but *not* to /var/log/messages).

    Does such a beast exist, or should I hack one together using my
limited set of C and perl skills?  ;-)
Brian Tao (BT300,,
Senior Systems and Network Administrator, Internet Canada Corp.
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't"

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