Why does the syslogd(1M) daemon log messages that contain [ip-address.portnumber] instead of a hostname?

(Doc ID 1017829.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 9 GA to 11.2 [Release 9.0 to 11.0]
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This document shall explain why the syslogd(1M) daemon process on syslog-servers may log messages that contain the IP-address/portnumber of syslog-clients, rather than the hostname(s) of the syslog client(s).

The file /var/adm/messages on a syslog server may contain log entries similar to this example:



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