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Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 16:48:34 +0200 (CEST)
From: Camiel Dobbelaar <>
cc: Simon Williams <>
Subject: [PATCH] popa3d syslog facility (fwd)


I hope you don't mind, but I'm forwarding this to the popa3d mailinglist.
Note that I'm not the author of popa3d, that's Solar Designer.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 22:45:42 +0100
From: Simon Williams <>
To: Patrick Volkerding <>,
     Camiel Dobbelaar <>
Subject: [PATCH] popa3d syslog facility


It was pointed out by AthlonRob in alt.os.linux.slackware that popa3d
wasn't logging as LOG_MAIL to syslog.  I dug through the source &
found it was logging as LOG_DAEMON.  While it's true that popa3d is a
daemon, the syslog.conf man page has this to say:

                                     The facility specifies
 the subsystem that produced the  message,  i.e.  all  mail
 programs log with the mail facility (LOG_MAIL) if they log
 using syslog.

I noticed the INSTALL file mentions editing params.h to suit your
needs, but my opinion is that LOG_MAIL is a better default option.
I have attached a patch to popa3d to make it log as LOG_MAIL instead
of LOG_DAEMON for easier log filtering, in case Camiel wants to
include it in popa3d or Pat wants to include it in Slackware.

 Simon Williams <> **** GPG: F4A23C69
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Download attachment "popa3d.logmail.gz" of type "APPLICATION/X-GUNZIP" (223 bytes)

Download attachment "SlackBuild.gz" of type "APPLICATION/X-GUNZIP" (326 bytes)

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