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NAME

     syslogd - log systems messages

SYNOPSIS

     syslogd [-V] [-a socket] [-d] [-f config_file] [-h] [-l host_list]
             [-m mark_interval] [-n] [-p log_socket] [-r] [-s domain_list]
             [--no-klog] [--no-unixaf] [--no-forward]

DESCRIPTION

     Syslogd reads and logs messages to the system console, log files, other
     machines and/or users as specified by its configuration file.  The
     options are as follows:

     -V      Print version number and exit.

     --help  Display help information and exit.

     -d      Enter debug mode. syslogd does not put itself in the background,
             does not fork and shows debug information.

     -a      Specify additional sockets from that syslogd has to listen to.
             This is needed if you are going to let some daemon run within a
             chroot()’ed environment. You can specify up to 19 additional
             sockets.

     -f, --rcfile=FILE
             Specify the pathname of an alternate configuration file; the
             default is system specific and displayed in the help output.

     -h, --hop
             Enable forwarding remote messages. By default syslogd will not
             forward messages it receives from remote hosts.

     -l      A colon-seperated lists of hosts which should be considered
             local; they are logged by their hostnames instead by their FQDN.

     -m, --mark=INTERVAL/fP
             Select the number of minutes between ‘‘mark’’ messages; the
             default is 20 minutes. Setting it to 0 disables timestamps.

     -n, --no-detach
             Suppress backgrounding and detachment of the daemon from its
             controlling terminal.

     -p, --socket=PATH
             Specify the pathname of an alternate log socket.  The default is
             systemspecific and displayed in the help output.

     -r, --inet
             Enable to receive remote messages using an internet domain
             socket.  The default is to not receive any messages from the
             network. Older version always accepted remote messages.

     -s      A colon-seperated list of domainnames which should be stripped
             from the FQDNs of hosts when logging.

     --no-klog
             Do not listen to the kernel log device. This is only supported on
             systems which define a kernel log device, on all others this is
             already the default, and the option will be silently ignored.

     --no-unixaf
             Do not listen to any unix domain socket. This option overrides -p
             and -a.

     --no-forward
             Do not forward any messages. This overrides -h.

     Syslogd reads its configuration file when it starts up and whenever it
     receives a hangup signal.  For information on the format of the
     configuration file, see syslog.conf(5).

     Syslogd reads messages from the UNIX domain socket /dev/log, from an
     Internet domain socket specified in /etc/services, and from the one of
     the special devices /dev/klog or /proc/kmsg depending on the system (to
     read kernel messages). In a GNU/Linux system it will not parse the
     System.map and use it to annotate the kernel messages.

     Syslogd creates the file /var/run/syslog.pid, and stores its process id
     there.  This can be used to kill or reconfigure syslogd.

     The message sent to syslogd should consist of a single line.  The message
     can contain a priority code, which should be a preceding decimal number
     in angle braces, for example, ‘〈5.〉’ This priority code should map into
     the priorities defined in the include file 〈sys/syslog.h〉.

FILES

     /etc/syslog.conf     The configuration file.
     /var/run/syslog.pid  The process id of current syslogd.
     /dev/log             Name of the UNIX domain datagram log socket.
     /dev/klog, /proc/kmsg
                          The kernel log device.

SEE ALSO

     logger(1), syslog(3), services(5), syslog.conf(5)

HISTORY

     The syslogd command appeared in 4.3BSD.