MailScanner + Sys:Syslog problem

Nikolaos Pavlidis Nikolaos.Pavlidis at
Fri Dec 5 09:01:50 GMT 2008

Hello Peter,

Thank you all for the swift replies, I am currently running 
the latest version of MailScanner (4.73.4-2). As for netstat no, my
syslog is not allowing remote connections to it, since on the Logging
section nothing of the sort is mentioned. 

For the Syslog Socket Type, I have it set to blank as recommended for
now. My belief so far is that there could be trouble with the whole of
Sys::Syslog module which is unexpected since it compiles without errors.

The perl code example that I tried out with Sys::Syslog works and
produces logs on a linux box but wont produce any logs on the Solaris

Thank you all again,



On Thu, 2008-12-04 at 19:43 +0100, shuttlebox wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 6:25 PM, nikolaos pavlidis
> <nikolaos.pavlidis at> wrote:
> > File checker failed with real error: no connection to syslog
> >        - udp connect: nobody listening
> Syslog in Solaris 10 normally doesn't listen for remote requests. You
> can test with:
> # netstat -a | grep syslog
> You should get something like this:
>       *.syslog                            Idle
> Also check your /etc/default/syslogd file for the LOG_FROM_REMOTE
> setting, there's other ways of controlling it as well.
> Which version of MailScanner do you use? Since 4.66 you are able to
> try different settings of Syslog Socket Type.
> -- 
> /peter

Nikolaos Pavlidis BSc (Hons) MBCS NCLP
System Administrator
University Of Bedfordshire
Park Square LU1 3JU
Luton, Beds, UK
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