[syslog-ng]facility numbers

Wendell Turner wturner@halcyon.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 13:50:32 -0800 (PST)


Some questions about facilities and priorities:

1) I see from the stock sys/syslog.h file there is:

   #define LOG_UUCP        (8<<3)  /* uucp subsystem */
   #define LOG_CRON        (15<<3) /* cron/at subsystem */
        /* other codes through 15 reserved for system use */

Have facility codes 9-14 ever been used?  How could I use them for 
my own logging?  Would that interfere with any 'standard' syslog 
functions?  (I've already used the LOCAL0-7 ones, I would like 
more.)  The sl_facilities table in syslog-names.c doesn't seem to
allow for those in filters.

2) If that doesn't work, would it be proper to overload the stock
0-8 items with my own?  Would that 'confuse' any other logging 
tools, or is it just a number used in the filtering?

Thank you,

Wendell Turner