Subject: Re: default values for newsyslog.conf
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/18/2001 16:10:18
>> 	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.

not that the same numbers will work for everyone, but i usually pick
*sizes* such that the logs will get rolled about once a week.  yes, i
know i could just roll them once a week, but if i get a sudden influx
of logs, i won't get hit by overly large disk usage.

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