Log files on a lfs / blfs box

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 06:03:39 PDT 2007

On 8/28/07, Richard Melville <richard.melville at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> On LFS, the default setup is to send all messages
> > to /var/log/sys.log.
> >
> > dmesg comes from util-linux. Note that kernel messages are also logged
> > to /var/log/kern.log by klogd on a default LFS installation.
> >
> > So, you should be able to get just as many messages as anyone else
> > since the applications decide what's sent to syslog, and everything is
> > logged by default.
> Is there any reason why LFS uses syslog rather than the more secure
> syslog-ng?

I personally don't have a strong opinion, but this thread has some info:



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