According to Marcus J Ranum:
>> Most of the problems have been worked around in one way
>>or another but we are having a major problem with syslogd - it insists
>>on recreating /dev/log. Have people solved this problem before? If
> The BSD-based syslogd has a "-p" flag that specifies a
>different address to use for the UNIX domain socket. You could do
>something like put it in /tmp. That leaves all the apps that try
>to open /dev/log; perhaps you can fool them with a symlink. It
>really should create it in /var/run/log.
Yup that worked. The problem we had was that the -p flag is not
documented in Sun's syslogd man page even though the daemon supports
it. Thanks for the response!
Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
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