We have a vps running Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, and while trying to find a solution to a php problem, I've become aware of what looks like a problem with the syslog system - I'm not sure though.
The syslog.conf file looks like this:
auth,authpriv.* -/var/log/auth.log *.*;auth,authpriv.none -/var/log/syslog #cron.* -/var/log/cron.log daemon.* -/var/log/daemon.log kern.* -/var/log/kern.log lpr.* -/var/log/lpr.log mail.* -/opt/psa/var/log/maillog user.* -/var/log/user.log # # Logging for the mail system. Split it up so that # it is easy to write scripts to parse these files. # mail.info -/var/log/mail.info mail.warning -/var/log/mail.warn mail.err -/var/log/mail.err # Logging for INN news system # news.crit -/var/log/news/news.crit news.err -/var/log/news/news.err news.notice -/var/log/news/news.notice # # Some `catch-all' logfiles. # *.=debug;\ auth,authpriv.none;\ news.none;mail.none -/var/log/debug *.=info;*.=notice;*.=warning;\ auth,authpriv.none;\ cron,daemon.none;\ mail,news.none -/var/log/messages # # Emergencies are sent to everybody logged in. # *.emerg * # # I like to have messages displayed on the console, but only on a virtual # console I usually leave idle. # #daemon,mail.*;\ # news.=crit;news.=err;news.=notice;\ # *.=debug;*.=info;\ # *.=notice;*.=warning /dev/tty8 # The named pipe /dev/xconsole is for the `xconsole' utility. To use it, # you must invoke `xconsole' with the `-file' option: # # $ xconsole -file /dev/xconsole [...] # # NOTE: adjust the list below, or you'll go crazy if you have a reasonably # busy site.. # daemon.*;mail.*;\ news.err;\ *.=debug;*.=info;\ *.=notice;*.=warning |/dev/xconsole
And the /var/log/syslog file contains loads of entries like this:
Jun 10 04:04:00 lvps109-104-93-171 postfix/qmgr: 814E0676E997: removed Jun 10 04:04:01 lvps109-104-93-171 postfix/smtpd: connect from mail-we0-f196.google.com[220.127.116.11]
/var/log/mail.info, /var/log/mail.warn, & /var/log/mail.err are all empty despite the above configuration directing the relevant messages to them.
I've tried adding '
mail.* -/var/log/mail.log' to the conf file to see whether I can get the smtp & qmgr messages repeated there, but that log file remains empty too.
I tried changing '
*.*;auth,authpriv.none -/var/log/syslog' to
*.*;auth,authpriv.none;mail.none -/var/log/syslog to see whether I could stop any postfix messages going into /var/log/syslog, but they continue to go there.
I've been searching for ages to find the command I need to redirect these postfix messages to the mail.log file, but posts I've found only seem to mention the .info, .err, & .warn messages. As far as I have been able to find out , the syslog daemon should be directing them to the relevant files.
So my questions are: How do I redirect the postfix messages away from /var/log/syslog? Why aren't the .warn, .info, & .err messages going where they should be?
Any help gratefully received - Many thanks.