[stunnel-users] Question about "forground = yes" and "output = FILE" combined options

Michal Trojnara Michal.Trojnara at mirt.net
Wed Oct 14 22:19:40 CEST 2015


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On 14.10.2015 21:42, Michael Gebis wrote:
> I have a question about the combination of the "foreground = yes" 
> option combined with the "output = FILE" option.
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> This implies that if you set both "foreground = yes" and "output = 
> FILE", the log messages will not be sent to stderr and will instead
> be sent to the log file only.

The implementation was modified in version 4.22 to allow logging to
multiple destinations, but apparently I never updated the manual to
reflect this change.

> We'd like this behavior--it makes it easier for our scripts to
> distinguish startup errors parsing the config file (which are sent
> to stderr, since the log file isn't configured yet) vs. normal
> operation after the config file is parsed and the log file is
> established.

This is close to the way it works without "foreground = yes".

> I guess I'm asking: is the documentation in conflict with the 
> behavior, and if so, which is correct?

The software works as intended.  I need to update the documentation.

Best regards,
	Mike
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