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IV60240: SYSLOGD DOESN'T ALLOW STRING "FILTER" AS LOG FILE NAME APPLIES TO AIX 7100-02

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In the config file syslog.conf , if any file name which
    contains the character string "filter",then while parsing
    syslogd will remove "filter" string from log file name.
    This results in incorrect file name.
    
    Ex : syslog.conf
    
    *debug /tmp/Ipfilter
    
     while parsing the above line "filter" string get removed
    resulting file will be /tmp/Ip, resulting which No file
    found error while trying to open a file for logging.
    

Local fix

  • No local Fix available.
    

Problem summary

  • If syslog conig file has rule with filename comprising "filter"
    string in it,then syslog logs will not be written to designated
    file mentioned in the rule due to parsing issue.  Ex :
    syslog.conf *debug /tmp/Ipfilter syslogd tries to write to
    /tmp/Ip instead of /tmp/Ipfilter in this case
    

Problem conclusion

  • Correct the code to parse syslog.conf file which contain
    filter string in filename
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV64431
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV61122
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV61122
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV60240
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV61114
    7100-04 - use AIX APAR IV61109
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV60240

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-05-08

  • Closed date

    2014-05-30

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-11

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U865330

       UP15/01/19 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Enterprise Edition

Software version: 710

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV60240

Modified date: 11 May 2016