Subject: bin/14563: syslogd binds udp sockets on all interfaces
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/12/2001 16:53:02
>Number:         14563
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       syslogd binds udp sockets on all interfaces
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Nov 12 16:54:01 PST 2001
>Originator:     de SAINT LEGER Rodolphe
>Release:        1.5.2
NetBSD bishop 1.5.2 NetBSD 1.5.2 (GENERIC) #0: Tue Aug 21 23:28:02 CST 2001 mac68k

This machine has 2 aliases on one interface (ae0)

I need one of the two aliases to have not tcp or udp ports open.
The machine have his root fs on a hard disk

the syslogd is started with the -s flag to prevent listening on the syslog port
but it's forwarding logs to another machine

when I start syslog, it binds an udp port on all aliases.

I think that it would be cool if we could specify in syslog.conf which alias (or interface to use) to bind this port

configure syslogd in order to forward logs to another machine and start it