[erlang-questions] logging to syslog

Garry Hodgson <>
Thu Oct 4 21:00:58 CEST 2007

i'm trying to use the syslog package from the user contributions section of 
the erlang website to log errors to syslog.  the module compiles and runs fine, 
produces no complaints, but i never see any of its log messages show up in 
the system log files (/var/log/messages, in my case).  

i've looked through the code, and read the RFC, and i have every reason to 
believe that the code is correct.  especially since i can't seem to write to 
syslog using netcat to send example messages from the RFC, either.  the 
logger(1) command (using either unix stream or datagram methods), and 
python's syslog module both do work, so syslogd appears to be sane.

so i'm wondering if there is some subtlety in usage or configuration that 
i'm missing here?  does anybody have any tips?


Garry Hodgson, Senior Software Geek, AT&T CSO

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