[Mimedefang] Re: [Fwd: Log Question]

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Oct 31 13:43:09 EDT 2007

on 10/31/2007 9:31 AM Paul Murphy spake the following:
> Jeff,
> Two things:
> From your posted syslog.conf:
>> # Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
>> # Don't log private authentication messages!
>> #*.info;cron.none;mail.none;news.none;authpriv.none     /var/log/messages
>> *.info;cron.none;mail.none;news.none;authpriv.none      /var/log/messages
>> (END)
> What the "(END)" entry doing here?  It's not part of any published syntax I'm aware of, so is this just a bad cut/paste from a more/less pager output, or does it exist in the file?
> Also, have you run syslog in the foreground and in debug mode = "syslogd -d" is the usual version, but your system may be different.  This shows every request and where it goes, so it will be both busy and large volume, but if you can run "syslogd -d |tee syslog.log" and then search for a log entry which you feel is wrong, you might then be able to trace what syslog thinks is happening.
> Best Wishes,
> Paul.
That looks like the last line from a "less file" output.
Probably a fat-fingered copy-paste.

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