MailScanner and syslog

Quentin Campbell Q.G.Campbell at NEWCASTLE.AC.UK
Wed Mar 27 09:20:23 GMT 2002


That does not appear to fix things and I do not see why it should! The
-r option allows syslogd to receive messages from a network socket. I
thought the MailScanner messages are being received via a Unix socket?
That is, if I am logging sendmail messages without the "-r" option then
I should be logging MailScanner messages as well?

I added the "-r" option to /etc/sysconfig/syslog and stopped/started
syslogd so that it would reread its config file. I still do not see
MailScanner messages in the file to which mail.* messages are being

A perplexed

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Field [mailto:jkf at] 
> Sent: 26 March 2002 17:13
> Subject: Re: MailScanner and syslog
> On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Quentin Campbell wrote:
> > Have recently installed MailScanner 3.12-5 on a new system 
> and notice 
> > that I no longer see "mailscanner" messages (eg. Scanning 2 
> messages,
> > ...) in the sendmail logs. This installation is a Linux 
> (RedHat 7.2) 
> > system.
> >
> > Is this a change in MailScanner since 3.10-3? I cannot see why the 
> > syslog.conf file on Linux may be losing the "mailscanner" 
> messages as 
> > sendmail records are being logged as I require.
> The most likely cause is the lack of the "-r" flag in the 
> syslogd command-line. Check item 1 in the Installation FAQ 
> for more info.
> --
> Jules
> jkf at

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