Subject: /dev/log -> /var/run/logsocket
To: None <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/01/1999 20:59:45

setting up a shared-nfs-exported-root environment, I noted that there is 
one place where /dev is still written (lpd uses /var/run/printer instead 
of the 4.3BSD /dev/printer): 

the default __PATH_LOG is "/dev/log" (defined in src/sys/sys/syslog.h).

I propose to change this to "/var/run/logsocket".

People will have to update their libc (for openlog()) and their syslogd 
at the same time, or call syslogd with "-p /dev/log" until their libc is 
recompiled, or with "-p /var/run/logsocket" until their syslogd is recompiled.

Any objections?