Passing messages to log files

From: Martin Schulze <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 18:25:55 +0200


what is your oppinion on the way messages are passing through. Should
they be unmodified or mangled them in order to try to remove
potentially problematic characters?

At the moment syslogd removes potentially problematic characters due
to the security implication:

However, this breaks messages encoded in UTF-8 and with more machines
running in a non-POSIX locale more log messages will be emitted in
different locales and character encodings as well. Thus, this may not
be practical.

However, this is the current behaviour in the unreleased CVS version.
The relevant patch is 1.29 for syslogd.c.



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Received on Wed May 23 2007 - 18:25:55 CEST

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