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Old 10-01-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
zhu_liheng
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In which file the syslogd is called?


Hi,

I am configuring my embedded linux, and want to direct the syslog to another file. So I added following line to /etc/syslog.conf file :
daemon.* /tmp/syslog.

Then I rebooted the system and lauched pppd program. But I could not find syslog file in the tmp directory.

I am wondering if the syslogd was invoked when the system started up. So could you tell me where the syslogd should be called?

Best Regards,

Liheng
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:22 PM   #2
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This might help a little. I just did a www.google.com/linux search on syslogd. Looks like it depends on which distribution you are using.

http://www.linux-tutorial.info/cgi-b....pl?57&0&0&0&3

"Syslogd

The workhorse of the Linux logging system is the system logging daemon or syslogd. This daemon is normally started from the system start-up (rc) scripts when the system goes into run level 1. Once running, almost any part of the system, including applications, drivers, as well as other daemons can make log entries. There is even a command line interface so you can make entries from scripts or anywhere else. "

good luck...
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:29 PM   #3
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And this from the man pages:

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Both the syslogd(8) and the klogd(8) can either be run from init(8) or
started as part of the rc.* sequence. If it is started from init the
option −n must be set, otherwise you’ll get tons of syslog daemons
started. This is because init(8) depends on the process ID.
 
  


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