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Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 13:47:58 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Limiting entries in messages and secure syslogs

[ I was hoping someone else would respond to that, at least by pointing 
at the list archives, but it seems not... ]


On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 02:25:54PM -0500, Scott Wagner wrote:
> For each successful pop3 connection to my server, I see three entries in 
> /var/log/messages:
> Feb 11 09:19:15 <host> popa3d[1407]: Authentication passed for <client>
> Feb 11 09:19:15 <host> popa3d[1407]: <x> messages (<y> bytes) loaded
> Feb 11 09:19:15 <host> popa3d[1407]: <x> (<y>) deleted, 0 (0) left
> and one entry in /var/log/secure:
> Feb 09:19:15 <host> popa3d[1407]: connect from <nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn>

> Is there a way to disable these messages, or (better yet) to direct them to 
> a different syslog file such as /var/log/popa3d?

Yes.  You do that by editing the setting for SYSLOG_FACILITY in params.h
before you build popa3d.  Then direct messages with the facility you've
chosen to the desired file with a line in /etc/syslog.conf .

Alexander Peslyak <>
GPG key ID: B35D3598  fp: 6429 0D7E F130 C13E C929  6447 73C3 A290 B35D 3598 - bringing security into open computing environments

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