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Shareware; $20

Current Version: 2.1.8 (July 11, 2000)

A staple of every Unix box in existence, the idea behind syslogd is to create a central log of information relating to all instances of system activity - logins, programs starting and stopping, errors, failures, and other such data - that is useful for tracking computer usage and in the analysis of problems. All properly written Unix programs report necessary and relevant information to syslogd for logging, so this works very well on Unix systems. But syslogd is not a standard feature of the Mac OS, so Mac users have lacked this capability . . . until the release of this software product by Brian Bergstrand (requires a Power Mac running OS 7.5.3 or later). But in order for syslogd to be useful, programs have to be written to take advantage of it. As of late 1999, very few Macintosh Classic applications had been designed to use syslogd.

Version 2.1.8 addresses the following:

  • Made some corrections in Syslogd's help documentation.
  • Fixed a bug in Syslogd that could cause some of the default log definitions to be read even though the preferences were supposed to override the defaults.
  • Fixed some minor memory bugs in Syslogd.
  • Fixed quite a few memory related bugs in Syslogd Admin.
  • The Timbuktu conflict seems to have been resolved. Update: It seems that 2.1.8 fixes the crash conflict with TB2, but now Syslogd will stop accepting messages when TB2 is installed.

Syslogd requires any Power Macintosh running at least System 7.5.3, the Thread Manager, and about 550K of RAM. Syslogd Admin requires Appearance Manager 1.01 or greater, and about 500K of RAM. Network support is optional, but if enabled requires OpenTransport 1.1.1 or greater. Note that an older 680x0 version is still available, free of charge.

Also See . . .

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Also, if you have an older Mac, be sure to check out the "Classic" applications page for more options.

Finally, take a look at ALEMIA if you think you know that name of an application, but aren't quite sure.

Of Note . . .

No, I don't accept reviews anymore for these older applications. With the creation of this page in the Orchard's late 2005 redesign, I only accept reviews for currently-developed applications that work on Mac OS X (or later....whatever that might be!!).