SUMMARY: nothing in /var/log/syslog

From: Prashant Ranade (
Date: Wed Oct 27 1999 - 19:31:44 CDT

my original post was :

> hi sun gurus,
> I have a sun E450 running solaris 2.6
> this machine is not loggig any messages in /var/log/syslog.
> i tried putting lines such as
> mail.debug /var/log/syslog
> mail.* /var/log/syslog
> and restarted syslogd (using/etc/rc2.d/S74syslog stop/start) but still
> nothing in /var/log/syslog.
> i want to log things in /var/log/syslog to debug a sendmail problem. the
> sendmail server is running as
> /usr/lib/sendmail -bd -q1h
> any help is appreciated.
> ThanX in advance.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> Prashant Ranade
> System Administrator (510) 360 1100
> Open Management Software inc.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------

sorry for all that waste of bandwidth,
i was missing that there is nothing like mail.* which can be there in
I changed that line by /var/log/syslog
and now there are entries in /var/log/syslog
now I will try finding the problem of not able to send mail with
attachements to perticular users.
any help regarding that will be appreciated.
ThanX to all and specifically to Scott Balfour, who told me to have a look
at "man syslog.conf " once again.


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