configure syslog prefix

Tony Finch dot at
Tue Jul 2 13:45:10 UTC 2013

Sam Wilson <Sam.Wilson at> wrote:
> Tony Finch <dot at> wrote:
> > Klaus Darilion <klaus.mailinglists at> wrote:
> > >
> > > Some software allows to configure the syslog prefix, but I couldn't
> > > find that for bind.
> >
> > Rename the named executable.
> Assuming a Unix-like OS would having multiple links (hard or soft) have
> the correct effect?

Yes. The syslog tag comes from named's idea of its progname, which it gets
from argv[0], which is the name you used to invoke it.

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