Syslogd reads its configuration file when it starts up and whenever it
receives a hangup signal.
For information on the format of the configuration file,
Syslogd reads messages from the UNIX domain socket /dev/log, from an Internet domain socket specified in /etc/services, and from the special device /dev/klog (to read kernel messages).
Syslogd creates the file /var/run/syslog.pid, and stores its process id there. This can be used to kill or reconfigure syslogd
The message sent to syslogd should consist of a single line. The message can contain a priority code, which should be a preceding decimal number in angle braces, for example, `<5.>' This priority code should map into the priorities defined in the include file <sys/syslog.h.>
|June 6, 1993|