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Old 08-07-2001
Loggin mail transfer

Hi Folks,

I'm trying to log incoming and outgoing messages on my Solaris box.

I thought I could use 'mail.info /var/log/maillog' in my syslog.conf but it doesn't give any output. mail.debug does but only seems to log client connections to the server and the odd message ID.

Is there a way to log each mail transaction that comes through the server?

Cheers, Ben
# 2  
Old 08-07-2001
Which MTA are use using? Sendmail?
# 3  
Old 08-07-2001
Sorry, I forgot to mention my MTA is sendmail.
# 4  
Old 08-07-2001
syslog.conf example

This syslog.conf file logs sendmail transactions just fine for us:

# /etc/syslog.conf
# For info about the format of this file, see "man syslog.conf" (the BSD man
# page), and /usr/doc/sysklogd/README.linux.

*.=info;*.=notice /usr/adm/messages
*.=debug /usr/adm/debug

# We don't log messages of level 'warn'. Why? Because if you're running
# a news site (with INN), each and every article processed generates a
# warning and a disk access. This slows news processing to a crawl.
# If you want to log warnings, you'll need to uncomment this line:
#*.warn /usr/adm/syslog
*.err /usr/adm/syslog

# This might work instead to log on a remote host:
# * @hostname

# 5  
Old 08-08-2001
Thanks for that Neo.

I don't know why it didn't work in the first place as that's what I already had.

I think I just needed to 'touch maillog'.

Cheers, Ben
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