Manual page for SYSLOGD(8)
syslogd - log system messages
reads and forwards system messages to the appropriate log files
and/or users, depending upon the priority of a message and the
system facility from which it originates. The configuration file
controls where messages are forwarded.
logs a mark
minutes (default 20) at priority
to the facility whose name is given as
A system message consists of a single line of text, which may be
prefixed with a priority code number enclosed in angle-brackets
priorities are defined in
reads from the
address family socket
from an Internet address family socket specified in
and from the special device
(for kernel messages).
reads the configuration file when it starts up, and again
whenever it receives a
signal, at which time it also closes all files it has open,
re-reads its configuration file, and then opens only the log
files that are listed in that file.
exits when it receives a
As it starts up,
creates the file
if possible, containing its process
translates messages using
the databases specified on an optional line in the
as indicated with a
The format of these databases is described in
Turn on debugging.
Specify an alternate configuration file.
- -m interval
Specify an interval, in minutes, between mark messages.
address family datagram log socket
kernel log device
network services database
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97