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Re: [suse-security] syslog on 72 version question
Hi,

sorry to ask you off list but I have problems interpreting your answer:

On 22 Jan 2002 at 3:35, Roman Drahtmueller wrote:
> > The SuSE homepage lists for SuSE 7.1 an update package with syslogd
> > 1.3.33 from may 2001 that should correct some problems.
> >
> > I have SuSE 7.2 and "syslogd -v" reports "syslogd 1.3-3". To me this
> > looks like the 7.2 version is older than the suggested update for
> > 7.1, could this be correct?
>
> No... The syslogd package is one of those that has fewer changes than
> the television standards around the world. 7.1 and 7.2 have basically
> the same version.

Now did 7.2 ship with the same syslogd version 7.1 shipped, or does 7.2 ship
including the suggested update?

I have a problem with a server that only shows about once a week (and not an a
regular base making it hard to debug) and I think syslogd could be involved. So
if 7.2 shipped with the update allready installed I will immediately search for
other sources of the problem, if 7.2 has the vulnerable version I will upgrade
and see if that corrects the problems.

TIA

mike

PS. If it is of interest the problem seems to be that logging is stopped
(syslogd and klogd are still active according to "ps") and within about five
hours the system becomes slower and slower and stops responding to one service
after the other (starting with DNS, then login and ssh, and samba at last but
swat is still responsive).


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