[syslog-ng]Having trouble with the options syntax for file permissions

Leonard Mills Leonard_Mills@corpnet.sel.sony.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 22:42:58 +0000

Running v.1.5.13

Couldn't find likely questions in the archives, going to the list.

I have been getting several gigabytes per day in the logs of entries
similar to (line broken for length considerations:

Feb 13 00:28:04 admin monitor_mail@admin.sjc.in.sel.sony.com: [daemon.info]
monitor_mail@admin.sjc.in.sel.sony.com[24759]: connect from

To try and prevent these, I tried changing the conf file by adding:


destination trash       { file("/dev/null"); };

filter f_trash          { match("connect from hpntbox1.corpnet.sel.sony.com"); 
# first exact rule
log { source(src); filter(f_trash); destination(trash); flags(final); };

That works.  Of course, the daemon then goes ahead and puts the default
mode (0600) on /dev/null, which is not a good thing.

I haven't been able to decipher a proper syntax for the options in the
destination line.  My best hints seem to have been in section 2.5 of the
reference manual, so I tried:

destination trash	{ file("/dev/null" options{perm(0666);}; ); };

But this gives a syntax error.  Also tried eliding the options as in

destination trash	{ file("/dev/null" perm(0666);); }

to no avail.

Obviously I'm missing something simple, but can't see it.

TIA for any hints,