Log Analysis

Rick Cooper rcooper at DWFORD.COM
Tue Dec 6 21:11:17 GMT 2005

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
> Behalf Of Dhawal Doshy
> Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 2:57 PM
> Subject: Re: Log Analysis
> The MailWatch front-end uses php to talk to the database and has 
> nothing to 
> do with perl.. It is only the MailWatch.pm file that hooks on to 
> mailscanner 
> (not mailwatch) and logs to the database. 
> Anyways, i have zero benefit from you using mailwatch, though a 
> lot of us do 
> and do so quite well. btw a quick check on the mailwatch-users archive 
> doesn't show any postings from you, looks like you are complaining about 
> mailwatch without asking for any help ever.. 

Yes, the MailWatch front end is php and it uses the same information and it works. That was the point, the problem is in the perl implementation somewhere. I realize that MailWatch.pm is the source of trouble. I can also take the same basic code out of MailWatch and it works fine dumped into another script. I use the DBI mod myself in a couple of perl programs so I don't think that is the issue. I have tried the driver:database:host syntax within MailWatch and that doesn't work either.

No I never asked for help as it wasn't that important to get going, I am sure I can run it down when I get the desire to do so.

I was not complaining, someone gave a response to the OP that they recommended something else because they could never get MailWatch working and someone else responded it's easy, just follow the directions and it works... this is just not true in every instance and that is what prompted my comment.

I have no problem with MailWatch, it looks like a nice package, I just find it odd that it's the only thing dealing with MySql that I have ever had the least issue with. I didn't mean to ruffle anyone's feathers, it started out just a comment, and I added the detail of the things I had done so the thread wouldn't travel down the "try xyz or did you do this" trail.



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