SUMMARY: What happens when loghost disappears

From: Philip Dixon (
Date: Fri Aug 27 1999 - 07:21:22 CDT

Many thanks to:
Dylan Carlson
Craig Raskin
Philip Plane
Eric Pancer
Ken Robson
Chad Adams

While there was some minor disagreement as to whether messages truly go
into the black hole or not, the resounding answer was log to @LOGHOST
and /var/adm/messages to prevent the loss of messages due to
transmission failure or flood of the syslogd port by a hacker. One
respondant did indicate a queueing of messages due to a badly configured
@LOGHOST which caused the syslogd process to grow until it brought the
system down. I'll perform my own tests on a non-production machine and
see what happens!

Thanks again,


Philip P. Dixon
Systems Administrator, NC LIVE

c/o Library Systems
CB# 3946, 232E Davis Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC USA 27514-8890

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