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Re: [suse-security] short introduction to myself + a (simple) problem
  • From: Roman Drahtmueller <draht@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 22:36:47 +0200 (MEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0008092235270.1283-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Since some days, my /var/log/messages shows every 20 minutes following
> > lines, then sometimes it stops a few days doing so and sometimes it
> > start doing it.
> >
> > Aug 8 00:12:30 mail -- MARK --
> [...]
>
> It's not a bug, it's a feature ;-)
>
> This message is produced by syslogd and occurs when there's nothing
> to log at a time of 20 minutes. You can call it the *heartbeat* of
> your system. You see that the system is alive and if the machine
> crashes for instance in a power failure you can get the approximated
> time of the crash.
>
> Jan

Exactly.

There is a variable in /etc/rc.config which reads

SYSLOGD_PARAMS=""

changing it to

SYSLOGD_PARAMS="-m 0"

turns off the marks completely.

Roman.
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