decrease log verbosity

Carsten Hoeger choeger at
Wed Jun 30 04:33:20 EDT 2004

On Tue, Jun 29, Ken Murchison wrote:

> >Is there any way to decrease the syslog messages verbosity?
> >
> >E.g., for each message i get about 9 syslog messages about lmtpunix. I
> >wonder if there's a config flag or something to discard all of them with
> >the exception of either duplicate_check or duplicate_mark. The reason i
> >want to keep one of these is that they contain the destination folder of
> >the message.
> Logging is handled by syslog.  Adjust your settings for the local6 
> facility in syslog.conf.

Well, you must admit that cyrus-imapd/cyrus-sasl are two of a VERY limited set
of software packages, which us syslog to configure different debugging levels.
That's for sure a little bit strange... :-)
I heard about a lot of complaints already for this reason.

But to provide a cure:

Use syslog-ng. It allows to filter log messages by regular expressions.

If you need an example configuration, here it is:

With best regards,

Carsten Hoeger
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