Bug 8061 - sysklogd logging alternate sockets with wrong time
Summary: sysklogd logging alternate sockets with wrong time
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-12-30 08:00 UTC by adam
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-03 20:28:35 UTC

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Description adam 1999-12-30 08:00:04 UTC
I'm running named in a chroot jail, and using the -a argument to syslogd to
get it to listen on a socket within the jail.  (/jails/named/dev/log)

Information does get logged, but it's logged (I think) with GMT, not with
the adjusted local time zone that everything else is logged with.  Which
leads to stuff like this... (note timestamps)

Dec 29 16:03:36 hostname -- MARK --
Dec 30 00:07:09 hostname named[30851]: Cleaned cache of 434 RRsets
Dec 30 00:07:09 hostname named[30851]: USAGE [...elided...]
Dec 30 00:07:09 hostname named[30851]: NSTATS [...elided...]
Dec 30 00:07:09 hostname named[30851]: XSTATS [...elided...]
Dec 29 16:18:01 hostname -- MARK --

"hostname" is running a custom 2.2.12 kernel with the latest sysklogd
package from updates.redhat.com (1.3-3) and named 8.2.2p5.  This also
happens on two other machines I administer, which use custom 2.2.13

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-30 17:32:59 UTC
Do you have timezone data in your chroot jail?

Comment 2 adam 2000-01-03 17:34:59 UTC
nope -- copying /etc/localtime into the chroot jail's "/etc" solves the problem

Comment 3 Andrew Bartlett 2000-12-27 07:07:02 UTC
This is similar to bug 18671, should it be up to the application to decide the
current time?  Why can't syslogd do this (and therefore make fakeing logs a
little harder)?

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