Mailscanner logging and MRTG

Youn Gonzales ispmgr at CLAS.NET
Thu Apr 25 22:50:48 IST 2002

add the -r option to your syslog startup scripts and make sure that you have
the syslog port open on the ip bound to the interface as the syslog messages
do not go through the loopback interface.


Youn Gonzales
System Administrator
Comptia A+, Network+, INET+,
Cisco CCNA/CCDA Certified Technician
Microsoft Certified Professional

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words.
If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must
use the words. Philip K. Dick

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Wallis" <mike at UNIXSECURITY.ORG>
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 2:52 PM
Subject: Mailscanner logging and MRTG

> I got bored this morning and decided to try setting up our MRTG to graph
> Mailscanner info. So, I grabbed the Perl script and the sample config
> files, which all look fine. However, none of the "mailscanner" strings
> the Perl script is looking for appear to be present in either my
> maillog, or syslog.
> So, the obvious question is: What do I need to do to get Mailscanner to
> log something besides startup/shutdown, since that appears to be the
> only thing Mailscanner related in my logs?
> Mailscanner: 3.13-2
> Sendmail: 8.11.6
> OS: RH 7.2
> --
> Mike Wallis
> mw at

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