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Old 08-18-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
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Question How do I turn logging off in qmail?


Hi,

I need to save resources and disk space.
How do I turn logging off or to errors only in qmail?

I have already edited /etc/syslog.conf for mail errors only.

Thanks,

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if you have installed daemontools you will have a supervise directory off root (eg /service)

if this sounds right then change into service and you should see two directories qmail-send and qmail-smtp (these are actually links back to /var/qmail/supervise). ok so under both of these dirs you will find a run file and two directories. One of the dirs is called log and in this dir is another run file. The presence of this run file is what starts the logger. Get rid of the run file and you will cease logging.

or better still touch down in the log directory this will stop it and you can just remove down if you want the logging back
 
Old 08-19-2003, 02:17 AM   #3
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I changed run to run.down in the /var/qmail/supervise/qmail-smtpd/log dir.

This will stop logging...
However the process: /service/qmail-smtpd/log perpetually tries to restart itself.

There must be a better way.

How can I send all logs to /dev/null?

Maybe I could creat a simlink from /var/log/qmail/smtpd to /dev/null but the smtpd dir has three files in it.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:15 PM   #4
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not run.down, create a new file called down in that directory

the file can be empty (quickest way is to change to that dir and type touch down)

in the short term you can also use the svc command to control the supervised jobs, typing svc -d /var/qmail/supervise/*/log for example should kill all the logging
 
  


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