On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 11:34:05AM -0800, Wayne Lubin wrote:

[...]
> With that in mind I now see the purpose of all of the
> commands except the last one. For what reason does one
> have to perform
> 
> kill -HUP `cat /var/run/syslogd.pid`
> 
> In other words why must one stop the syslogd daemon?
> It will only start up again upon the next reboot. 

This doesn't stop the syslogd daemon. It's a notification signal to 
syslogd to re-read the /etc/syslog.conf. Check out syslogd(8) for more
details.
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