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  1. logger not writing to syslog, mail failing

    We have just switched a server to a new ip/subnet.
    I know this subnet allows mail, since I have other servers on this
    subnet as well.

    We did a sysunconfig to change the IP address etc. ( Will never do
    again, just change a few files)
    Now we can no longer send mail, or even get the logger to work to
    syslog.
    When I type logger FAIL Test
    Nothing appears in syslog, or in messages for that mater.

    The server is not a mail server, but we use sendmail to send mail out
    from server
    syslogd is running, and here is the output to syslog for mailx

    I am at a loss with this.

    Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186:
    to=laur...@mmm.ca, ctladdr=lhradowy (1006/14), delay=00:00:00,
    xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=120058, relay=mailhost.mmm.nn.ca,
    dsn=5.1.2, stat=Host unknown (Name server: mailhost.mmm.nn.ca: host not
    found)
    Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186: forward
    /export/home/lhradowy/.forward.server2+: Group writable directory
    Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186: forward
    /export/home/lhradowy/.forward+: Group writable directory
    Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186: forward
    /export/home/lhradowy/.forward.server2: Group writable directory
    Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186: forward
    /export/home/lhradowy/.forward: Group writable directory
    Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186: k1FHgf314188:
    DSN: Host unknown (Name server: mailhost.mmm.nn.ca: host not found)
    Feb 15 11:42:42 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf314188: to=lhradowy,
    delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=30114, dsn=2.0.0,
    stat=S


  2. Re: logger not writing to syslog, mail failing

    LHradowy wrote:
    > We have just switched a server to a new ip/subnet.
    > I know this subnet allows mail, since I have other servers on this
    > subnet as well.
    >
    > We did a sysunconfig to change the IP address etc. ( Will never do
    > again, just change a few files)
    > Now we can no longer send mail, or even get the logger to work to
    > syslog.
    > When I type logger FAIL Test
    > Nothing appears in syslog, or in messages for that mater.
    >
    > The server is not a mail server, but we use sendmail to send mail out
    > from server
    > syslogd is running, and here is the output to syslog for mailx
    >
    > I am at a loss with this.
    >
    > Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186:
    > to=laur...@mmm.ca, ctladdr=lhradowy (1006/14), delay=00:00:00,
    > xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=120058, relay=mailhost.mmm.nn.ca,
    > dsn=5.1.2, stat=Host unknown (Name server: mailhost.mmm.nn.ca: host not
    > found)
    > Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186: forward
    > /export/home/lhradowy/.forward.server2+: Group writable directory
    > Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186: forward
    > /export/home/lhradowy/.forward+: Group writable directory
    > Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186: forward
    > /export/home/lhradowy/.forward.server2: Group writable directory
    > Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186: forward
    > /export/home/lhradowy/.forward: Group writable directory
    > Feb 15 11:42:41 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf414186: k1FHgf314188:
    > DSN: Host unknown (Name server: mailhost.mmm.nn.ca: host not found)
    > Feb 15 11:42:42 server2 sendmail[14188]: k1FHgf314188: to=lhradowy,
    > delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=30114, dsn=2.0.0,
    > stat=S
    >


    Check the sysunconfig manpage on that system for an explanation of what
    it does (and did). Your original /etc/inet/hosts file should now be in
    /etc/inet/hosts.saved which is where your previously defined mailhost
    is, by the looks of it.

    WRT the logger issue, the default logger priority is user.notice which,
    unless you changed the selectors/actions in syslog.conf, the default
    setup will drop that priority (someone correct me). Try 'logger -p
    user.err test' or something like that to see that it goes to
    /var/adm/messages. See 'man syslog.conf'.

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