Feature Idea: MailScanner process name

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Dec 8 19:26:21 GMT 2005

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Lewis Bergman wrote:

> Julian Field wrote:
>> Kai Schaetzl wrote:
>>> Steve Freegard wrote on         Thu, 8 Dec 2005 16:36:47 +0000:
>>>> What do you think??
>>> I like that! BTW, on a somewhat related issue: I changed the logging 
>>> facility of MailScanner, so that I get a separate log which consists 
>>> of MailScanner actions only and no clutter in the normal mail log 
>>> anymore. You can set the logging facility in MailScanner.conf, f.i. 
>>> to "news" (which is unlikely for most systems to run on the same 
>>> machine or at all) and then redirect news with /etc/syslogd.conf to 
>>> /var/log/mailscanner.log or whatever you like. Don't forget a file 
>>> for logrotate.d!
>> That's what the local levels are for. Set it to log to local0 rather 
>> than re-using news.
> I have always thougt it would be nice if MailScaner came default using 
> it's own log file.

Sorry, I disagree. syslogd is there to do the job very well for you, and 
I don't think there is any point reinventing the wheel. You can easily 
configure syslog.conf to use its own log file if that is what you want. 
I don't like programs that do their own logging, it just makes more 
things to configure per-app.

Julian Field
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