Recently sendmail stopped accepting messages for delivery on my Solaris 10 x86 machine. I am trying to diagnose the problem but syslog doesn't seem to be working either. My /etc/syslog.conf:
#ident "@(#)syslog.conf 1.5 98/12/14 SMI" /* SunOS 5.0 */ # # Copyright (c) 1991-1998 by Sun Microsystems, Inc. # All rights reserved. # # syslog configuration file. # # This file is processed by m4 so be careful to quote (`') names # that match m4 reserved words. Also, within ifdef's, arguments # containing commas must be quoted. # *.err;kern.notice;auth.notice /dev/sysmsg *.err;kern.debug;daemon.notice;mail.crit /var/adm/messages *.alert;kern.err;daemon.err operator *.alert root *.emerg * # if a non-loghost machine chooses to have authentication messages # sent to the loghost machine, un-comment out the following line: #auth.notice ifdef(`LOGHOST', /var/log/authlog, @loghost) auth.info /var/log/authlog mail.info /var/log/maillog # # non-loghost machines will use the following lines to cause "user" # log messages to be logged locally. # ifdef(`LOGHOST', , user.err /dev/sysmsg user.err /var/adm/messages user.alert `root, operator' local7.debug /var/log/mimedefang user.emerg * )
/var/log/authlog works. So does /var/log/mimedefang and /var/adm/messages. However, /var/log/syslog is empty and the last line in /var/log/syslog.0 is from over a month ago. /var/log/maillog is also empty. I have restarted system-log and sendmail multiple times using svcadm. Is there something wrong with my syslog.conf?