Subject: Re: default values for newsyslog.conf
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/18/2001 12:36:56
On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 12:38:50AM +0900, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
> 	the current default value for newsysslog.conf is like below.
> 	the "size" line looks extremely small to me.  if we have any daemon
> 	(or normal program) that generates output to syslog, /var/log/messages
> 	will be rotated multiple times a day.

Yah, I almost always increase the size constraints right after an
install myself.

> 	does it make sense to raise the "size" value to larger (like 256 or
> 	512) and have "time" set to like 24?  do any of you have any idea
> 	why the current default value is picked?

No.  I think someone just pulled it out of their butt.