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Re: Logging should be more centralized (ITS#524)

On Wed, May 03, 2000 at 03:57:08PM +0000, satan@fastdial.net wrote:
> Full_Name: Stan Bubrouski
> Version: 1.2.9
> OS: linux 2.3.99-pre5
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Basically at the present time I find it annoying to setup logging for each of
> the components of the OpenLDAP packages because logging isn't any way I can see
> centralized.  For instance some things log to messages others log to local3 or
> local4 etc... it's hard to keep track of and might be better accomplished using
> some sort of shared logging mechanism within the OpenLDAP programs that would
> still utulize syslog, but at the same time filter things out to the proper
> place.  This isn't a bug so I'd just throw this in the enhancements section or
> something, if you think it's a feasable I can work out some patches to make it a
> go.  If you don't think it it's necessary or it's already being done in the
> development version let me know, I think people might find it much more useful,
> as I'm noticing many people's systems aren't even configured to use those
> particular logging channels (local*.*).

I'm not sure if the LDAPv3 spec even has some implementation for this, but
it would be nice if libldap had a log wrapper just for this (atleast for
anything LDAP related). Then it could be configured in ldap.conf (global
only, not in the .ldaprc for each user).

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