Subject: Re: Renaming /var/run/syslog.socket
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/18/1999 21:03:24
On Thu, Mar 18, 1999 at 03:11:44PM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> [My apologies if tech-userlevel is wrong. Please redirect as appropriate!]

No, its right.

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

Thats the first real argument for a specific name I hear.
If somebody had mentioned it 2 or 3 months ago when I asked this on tech-

> 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?)