Subject: Re: syslogd -s
To: Kevin Sullivan <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/20/1998 17:57:22
Kevin Sullivan writes:
> The man page for syslogd says that the "-s" flag keeps the syslog daemon
> from opening a UDP port, thus protecting it from remote fill-the-log
> attacks.  It doesn't mention that this flag prevents syslogd from
> forwarding messages to a remote loghost.

Yeah, I know. Its a bug. If you fix it, send patches and we'll do the
right thing.