Subject: Renaming /var/run/syslog.socket
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/18/1999 15:11:44
[My apologies if tech-userlevel is wrong. Please redirect as appropriate!]

Can we please rename /var/run/syslog.socket to /var/run/log?
 - Keep the old "file"name (log)
 - Be consistent with FreeBSD. Some Netscape binaries (and probably
   others) have /var/run/log compiled in ...

I think that would be worth it (besides that I don't think encoding a
filesystem entity's most likely type into a filename buys us much).
If you want, I can make the change (src/sys/sys/syslog.h,
src/usr.sbin/syslogd/syslogd.8, anywhere else?)

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>