Re: Syslogd not working...

Keith Owens (
Sun, 8 Dec 1996 13:54:12 +1100 (EST)

On Sat, 7 Dec 1996, Filippo Della Betta wrote:
> I have Slackware 96 with 2.0.0 kernel and I have problem with syslog daemon.
> I get core and no daemon running after 10 seconds I launched syslogd.
> I tried to compile again kernel (until 2.0.12 release), but nothing to do...
> What could it be ? Did I miss something in the "make config" ?

syslogd prior to 1.3.1 gets segv on a NULL pointer after gethostbyname if
the hostname cannot be resolved. Quick fix, ensure your hostname is in
/etc/hosts and resolver includes hosts. Slower fix, get a newer sysklogd.