[ntp:questions] Using Trimble TSIP under Linux

A C agcarver+ntp at acarver.net
Tue Oct 30 17:14:45 UTC 2012

On 10/30/2012 00:04, unruh wrote:
> On 2012-10-30, A C <agcarver+ntp at acarver.net> wrote:
>> On 10/29/2012 19:54, A C wrote:
>>> On 10/29/2012 19:39, unruh wrote:
>>>> Could you look in /etc/syslog.conf to see what level/facility you are
>>>> recording to ntp.log?
>>> Everything (*.*)
>> Forgot one key item, process filtering:
>> First line of syslog.conf:
>> !-ntpd
>> [regular facility.level for various items]
>> !ntpd
>> *.*		/var/log/ntp/ntpd.log
> Do not know this option, since on my system, ! says not to log a certain
> priority or above, and ntpd is not a priority. What version of syslogd
> are you using?

The bang (!) does do that if it's in front of a priority.  However, I'm 
using the BSD version of syslogd which also allows for process 
filtering.  A bang selects a process while a bang minus will deselect 
it.  Then all rules after the process selection are applied to those 
selected processes until another process selection occurs.  There is 
also a hostname selector, too.

Debian's sysklogd man page claims it uses the BSD syslogd with a few 
"enhancements" so it may work there or not, it's not documented in 
sysklogd's man pages.

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