MailScanner and Logwatch

Ryan Pitt ryan at MARINOCRANE.COM
Thu Oct 6 19:09:18 IST 2005

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Sure...I added the line
"Logging message" (without the quotes ;-)) to /etc/log.d/ignore.conf
Which resulted in "3415 Ignored Lines" for me in Logwatch yesterday.

Quoted from ignore.conf documentation....
"Simply cut and paste as much of the line as needed below be warned that 
it is possible to really limit your reports by placing a bad value below.
BAD EXAMPLE: putting a single "." alone on a line will filter all output"

Also, I noticed that YUM did not update the package for me and found 
that a much later version of Logwatch was available in rpm format from 
their web site.

Have fun!


Alex Neuman wrote:
> Any examples? :)
> Ryan Pitt wrote:
>> I use Logwatch also - and have found that you can have Logwatch 
>> *ignore* certain strings.  Its quite simple to do.
>> Add the desired string to /etc/log.d/ignore.conf (Fedora Core 1) and 
>> Logwatch will output a single line ie.  "3415 Ignored Lines" in place 
>> of the usual long output.
>> Hope this helps.
>> Ryan
>> Julian Field wrote:
>>> Not currently, no.
>>> On 6 Oct 2005, at 13:55, Rose, Bobby wrote:
>>>> Recently, we've migrated our gateway from Solaris to Linux and  
>>>> before I
>>>> go munging the script/confs is there a simple switch to disable the
>>>> reporting of unmatched entries for MailScanner?

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