Mailscanner not logging

John Brajkovich john at
Tue Oct 25 19:18:26 IST 2011

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Peter Bonivart <bonivart at> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 5:55 PM, John Brajkovich <john at> wrote:
>> I am running Mailscanner 4.84.3-1 on Solaris 10 with sendmail 8.14.4.
>> For the life of me I cannot get it to log anything.
>> My /etc/syslog.conf has a 'mail.debug  /var/log/syslog' entry and
>> MailScanner.conf has the default setting for logging ( Syslog Facility
>> = mail).
>> My /var/log/syslog has lots of mail.* (debug, info, crit etc) but
>> nothing from Mailscanner. I had previously been running Mailscanner
>> 4.83.5-1 with the same problem.
>> I was hoping the upgrade would shake something up but no luck. I can
>> see the MailScanner processes running, mail moves from to
>> mqueue and gets delivered and my mail has the "...mail has been
>> scanned by Mailscanner..." tags on the mail i.e. everything seems to
>> be working but nothing in the logs.
> Most likely you have the default setting in Solaris not to log from
> remote. Check /etc/default/syslogd but really you should change it
> with a property, check first with:
> # svcprop system-log | grep log_from_remote
> config/log_from_remote boolean true
> Does your system say "true"?
> /peter
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It was set to false. I set it to true and restarted system-log and
that did the trick. Thanks so much!


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