how do I see security logs without turning on sendmail?
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Wed Dec 13 15:27:48 PST 2006
On 12/13/06, Lane <lane at joeandlane.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 December 2006 16:36, Tuareg wrote:
> > On 12/13/06, Lane <lane at joeandlane.com> wrote:
> > > Tuareg,
> > >
> > > Post /etc/rc.conf from one of the servers that does what you want and
> > > that should lead us to what mta is handling email.
> > cat /etc/rc.conf
> > ### Network daemon (miscellaneous) & NFS options: ###
> > sendmail_enable="NONE" # Run the sendmail daemon (or NO).
> > cron_enable="YES" # Run the periodic job daemon.
> > portmap_enable="NO" # Run the portmapper service (or NO).
> > usbd_enable="NO"
> > sshd_enable="YES"
> > tcp_drop_synfin="YES"
> > tcp_restrict_rst="YES"
> > syslogd_enable="YES" # Run syslog daemon (or NO).
> > syslogd_flags="-s -s" # Flags to syslogd (if enabled).
> > > Also, please post a copy of
> > >
> > > ls -al /usr/local/etc/rc.d
> > >
> > > from that same working server, just in case there is a custom script
> > > starting
> > > the mta.
> > >
> > > lane
> > ls -al /usr/local/etc/rc.d
> > total 10
> > drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Jan 23 2003 .
> > drwxr-xr-x 4 root wheel 512 Oct 30 18:06 ..
> > -rwxr--r-- 1 root wheel 624 Jan 14 2003 squid.sh
> > And that's all.
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> Yours is a mystery.
> Let's see the output of
> tail -200 /var/log/maillog
> from the working machine.
> Clearly there is no mta being started on boot. But I'm not familiar
> with squid to say for sure that it is not the daemon in question. It may
> that squid is configurable so that it could be delivering the log
> I'll make it and see what I can see.
> In the mean time, if anyone else has some ready experience to say for
> that this is probably what's happening, then jump right in.
You need something to be able to send emails to mail servers. Either a MUA
which is capable of doing so (of which mail(8) is not) or an MTA locally.
Are you sure you didn't follow these instructions on the other servers:
How about trying them?
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