Last call for 2.2.3 and 2.3.0

Todd Olson tco2 at
Thu Jun 29 17:05:08 UTC 2000


In beta-2000-06-13

syslogging some times goes to USER rather than to NEWS or whatever ...

  make sure an appropriate openlog is called *before* ReadInnConf()
  is called.

  Here is an example log entry that went to the default location
  (which is USER)

  Jun 29 09:42:31 news01 innfeed[22641]: Reading config from /l/S/05/inn/etc/inn.conf

  The issue is that ReadInnConf   (lib/getconfig.c) syslogs to L_TRACE
  the above status message, *and*
  At least in
  ReadInnConf is done *before* openlog() is called to set the facility
  to  LOG_INN_SERVER.  Hence this L_TRACE line from ReadInnConf goes
  to the system default facility (USER) rather than to NEWS

I suspect this occurs everywhere ReadInnConf is called.
It appears to me that the log facility is *not* configurable through
the config files, but rather that it is compiled in.  Hence would it 
not be better for openlog() to be called in befor ReadInnConf
rather than after ???     

Grep suggests that ReadInnConf is called in a lot of places.

fixing innfeed at least would be nice because it seems to ReadInnConf
most often ....

Todd Olson
Cornell University

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