Another call for improvements

Kai Schaetzl maillists at
Thu Jun 1 11:43:45 IST 2006

Julian Field wrote on Wed, 31 May 2006 18:36:41 +0100:

> This is why I use syslog. You can configure different log levels with 
> /etc/syslog.conf. If you just log warn and above, you will only get 
> error messages and other warnings.

Ah, I didn't think about this. This is great, thanks! I have logging now 
off on one machine.
Still, though, it's a bit of a yes/no game. It would be nice to have some 
influence on the detail logging when logging more than warnings. F.i. 
*one* line of logging with the most interesting data instead of being so 
verbose as we are now. This would be helpful for those who want to scan 
their logs with logwatch or other automated tools. F.i. normal operation 
like "read x entries from whitelist" or "logged sf534ggd to MailSQL 
logging child" isn't sooo interesting. But the amount of messages going 
thru MS or one wants just to see that everything is well by getting 
continous output of "processed x messages" or so. But one doesn't need all 
the full logging that is now there. However, at the moment it's all or 
nothing isn't it?


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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