Logging

Jason A. Smith jazbo at jazbo.dyndns.org
Sun Jul 18 21:05:49 EDT 2004


You are correct, bogofilter logs messages via the syslog daemon to the
mail facility, just like sendmail, imap and other mail related programs
do.  In your /etc/syslog.conf file you probably have something like
this:

# Log all the mail messages in one place.
mail.*                                                  /var/log/maillog

This tells syslog to log any priority message registered to the the mail
facility into the file:  /var/log/maillog

The format is:

facility.priority    action/destination

See syslog.conf, openlog and syslog man pages for more info.

~Jason


On Sun, 2004-07-18 at 20:34, David Relson wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Jul 2004 16:06:56 -0800
> Barsalou wrote:
> 
> > I thought that -l logging function wasn't working, then I realized
> > that it gets logged in the maillog instead of messages.
> > 
> > I didn't see any reference to which log bogofilter is storing
> > things...aside from my happen to look at the maillog and seeing the
> > bogofilter entries....how would I have known that it was storing the
> > log messages there?
> > 
> > Can I change it to the messages log?  Or some other log file?
> > 
> > Mike
> > -- 
> > Barsalou <barjunk at attglobal.net>
> 
> Hi Mike,
> 
> Bogofilter's logging is done with:
> 
>     openlog("bogofilter", LOG_PID, LOG_MAIL);
>     syslog(LOG_INFO,...);
>     closelog();
> 
> I'll confess I don't know exactly how the output file, though
> /etc/syslog.conf is involved.  On my Mandrake system, messages go to
> /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog.  I'd be very pleased to have the
> messages go to a bogofilter-only file.
> 
> Possibly the next bit of /etc/syslog.conf controls the behavior:
> 
> # Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
> # Don't log private authentication messages!
> *.info;mail.none;;news.none;authpriv.none	-/var/log/messages
> 
> I suggest reading up on syslog() and finding what's what.  Maybe you'll
> then be able to tell us all how it all works!
> 
> Sorry that I can't be of greater assistance.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> David
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