maillog logging level {Virus Scanned}

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Tue Apr 19 08:30:40 IST 2005

On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 08:24 +0200, Christo Bezuidenhout wrote:
> > ># Log all the mail messages in one place.
> > >mail.*
> > -/var/log/maillog
> Is the '-' supposed to be in from of /var/log/maillog
> I had a look at my syslog.conf and it is without that.

All that means is that syslog won't flush all pending messages to disk
immediately it recieves them.  The downside of this is if the system
crashes you may lose a few messages.  The upside is that it reduces disk
I/O.  Given that MailScanner is pretty heavy in the disk I/O department
(especially if you've not got the work area in tmpfs) this is generally
considered a good idea.


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