Huge Dcc logdir

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at
Wed Aug 9 14:50:58 IST 2006

I raised this issue a while back on the dcc mailing list (check the
archives).  If you don't want dcc logging, your choices are:

1) Remove the log directory, and then live with the stat() complaints
from dccifd at start time in the syslog directory.

2) Use the settings for the "-t" option.  See the manpage:

The way to implement the "NEVER" feature for -t is to set:


in your dcc_conf file, and then leave the log subdirectory alone.
You will find occasional crud in the log directory, but nothing
major will stack up.

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Koopmann, Jan-Peter wrote:

> Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 15:20:31 +0200
> From: "Koopmann, Jan-Peter" <Jan-Peter.Koopmann at>
> Reply-To: MailScanner discussion <mailscanner at>
> To: MailScanner discussion <mailscanner at>
> Subject: Huge Dcc logdir
> Hi,
> I just hunted down some wasted disk space and discovered huge amounts of msg-* files in /usr/local/dcc/log which is DCCs logdir. Somehow dcc decided to log every message. How can I turn this off? I am using dccifd with SpamAssassin.
> I know this is a bit OT. I am in a hurry, know that a lot of dcc and SpamAssassin people hang around here so please excuse this. :-)
> Kind regards,
>  JP
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