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Old 01-11-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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write mail log to /var/log/maillog


hi,
I accidently delelte /var/log/maillog, after I recreate it, but postfix wouldn't write any mail log into it anymore, I restart postfix, no help, anyone know why?
thanks!
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:50 PM   #2
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Who owns the /var/log/maillog file? Permissions?

Here's my settings for maillog when doing ls -laZ

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-rw-------  root root system_u:object_r:var_log_t      maillog
 
Old 01-14-2008, 08:50 AM   #3
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[root@localhost ~]# ls -las /var/log/maillog
72 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 63330 Jan 14 09:44 /var/log/maillog

but the problem is I deleted the origial maillog file, this one is I recreated myself. looks like postfix not really this file exits, so it didn't write any maillog in it. anyway to fix it?
 
Old 01-15-2008, 04:29 PM   #4
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restart syslog:
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kill -HUP `cat /var/run/syslog.pid`
or, whichever way your distro does it.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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Assuming that restarting the syslog or reboot does not work, and you have SElinux enabled, then you need to change the context of the file. That's why I did ls -laZ.
 
  


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