Compatibility :3.2.1
Editions :Professional EditionStandard EditionCommunity Edition
Platforms :WindowsMac OSXLinuxIBM AIXFreeBSDHP-UXSolarisIBM z/OSIBM z/Linux

Facility to use when logging to the syslog on UNIX systems. Used by Windows versions as well when the syslog target is a remote UNIX syslog server.

Valid facility values include :

  • USER,
  • LOCAL0,
  • LOCAL1,
  • LOCAL2,
  • LOCAL3,
  • LOCAL4,
  • LOCAL5,
  • LOCAL6,
  • LOCAL7.

The default value is USER.


Custom facility values are used to set up things like remote logging, etc.

Reference: Syslog/Event Log