Sendmail won't log to /var/log/maillog
I have a Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 system (update 8, fully patched) with the stock sendmail RPM installed. I cannot convince sendmail to log to /var/log/maillog. Instead, it insists on logging to /var/log/messages. The /etc/syslog.conf file is completely stock and includes these default directives:
No amount of restarting/reinstalling sendmail and ksyslogd have made a difference. I opened a case with Redhat support but after a week of sending them configs and sysreports, they've been silent. I suspect there's a bug in the syslog daemon somewhere. If you've got any ideas, I'd be glad to hear them. Thanks!
Although neither are truly the latest, I have 2 systems on Slackware that work. I hadn't noticed until today the "-" sign before the /path/file name on the newer config. I see yours doesn't have that. Just throwing this out there. And sendmail.cf loglevel is set to 9. (Yes, it gets huge.)
Recent Kernel, default:
Older Kernel, custom:
Yeah, I knew about the missing dash. According to the docs, the dash just tells syslog not to "sync" after logging. Not sure what that means, but I added the dash and restarted syslog to no effect. Thanks all the same.
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