syslog log rotation

Russ Allbery rra at
Wed Apr 25 22:09:58 UTC 2001

bill davidsen <davidsen at> writes:
> Russ Allbery  <rra at> wrote:

> | Yes, I fully intend to modify some parts of INN at some point to be able
> | to use multilog if one so chooses (it's a bit tricky in some places,
> | particularly with nnrpd, to do it right, but I think it's possible)
> | because I already use multilog for almost everything else I run except
> | INN and because syslogd is taking up a noticeable chunk of CPU time on my
> | servers.

>   I assume you have done whatever BSD likes to buffer news.notice.

You can't in Solaris.

> | However, it doesn't entirely fit what innreport wants to do, since
> | innreport checks messages from a bunch of different programs.  With
> | multilog, you really can't send more than one program's messages to a
> | given log file, which makes this a lot more complicated.  And there's
> | really no good, non-ugly way of taking care of programs like innxmit that
> | are invoked from cron or by hand.

> Syslog is versatile, and allows remote logging (useful in large configs)
> and dropping things to users or through a fifo to a program to do things
> like pagers or email. So there are other reasons for using it in
> addition to not having yet another thing to maintain.

I understand, and don't intend to remove support for Solaris.  I
personally don't use any of that versatility and consider remote logging
not particularly useful for news, though, so I don't use any of those

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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