log rotation, one process doesn't know about it

Zbigniew Szalbot zbyszek at szalbot.homedns.org
Sat Oct 21 14:09:02 UTC 2006


On Sat, 21 Oct 2006, Bill Moran wrote:

> Do one of the following:
> 1) Configure both exim and dovecot to log through syslog with the same
>   facility.  Then configure syslogd to put that facility in the file
>   you want.

As FBSD is still new to me, I am trying to understand what it would 
involve. Exim is configured to log to /var/log/exim/mainlog. In the 
newsyslog.conf I have

/var/log/exim/mainlog mailnull:mail 640 60 * @T00 ZC

Does it mean exim uses syslogd? It is not obvious to me. If it does, how 
can I do the same with dovecot? In dovecot.conf I have the path pointing 
to /var/log/exim/mainlog. If I want to use syslogd, do I have to write to 

I want to get it right using the first solution. Thank you very much 
for your patience with me!

Zbigniew Szalbot

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