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Recommended update for package syslogd

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(Last modified: 13JUN2003)


solutions Recommended update for package syslogd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ae6886be126be8824fccb6fedff4f4a1)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: syslogd
Release: 20030613
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Apply this update if you use syslogd to forward messages to another syslog host.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

When configuring the syslog dÆmon to forward messages to a remote syslog host, DNS problems during system startup could cause syslogd to lock up, and subsequently to stall all applications that are logging messages to the syslog service.
This update makes syslogd more robust with regard to DNS problems.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh syslogd.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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