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

Michael Gebis mgebis at countertack.com
Wed Oct 14 22:34:04 CEST 2015


Michal,

Thank you for the speedy response!

Michael

On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 1:19 PM, Michal Trojnara
<Michal.Trojnara at mirt.net> wrote:
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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.
> [cut]
>> 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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