MailScanner + Sys:Syslog problem

Nikolaos Pavlidis Nikolaos.Pavlidis at
Fri Dec 5 09:19:00 GMT 2008

Hello again Peter,

You were wise to point out the Syslog Socket Type value!
I left it blank and missed it afterwards, I should have tried it already
to be honest. The "native" setting works great, although it wont explain
why the perl program produced logs on linux and not on Solars but we are
not here to debug that in any case. MS seems to be working great now.
Thank you all again, your help is much appreciated.



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
Tel: +441582489277

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