Bug 825534 - postfix and "enable_long_queue_ids"
postfix and "enable_long_queue_ids"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: logwatch (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jan Synacek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-27 10:36 EDT by Harald Reindl
Modified: 2012-06-26 06:58 EDT (History)
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Description Harald Reindl 2012-05-27 10:36:16 EDT
logwatch seems to have problems with "enable_long_queue_ids"
at the end one log entry from /var/log/maillog

the big benefit with this setting is that IDs are no longer
repeated which makes grep for a specific message much easier
on servers with high message load

logwatch reports many lines with "**Unmatched Entries**"

current pflogsum versions have no probblem with it


Enable long, non-repeating, queue IDs (queue file names). The benefit of non-repeating names is simpler logfile analysis and easier queue migration (there is no need to run "postsuper" to change queue file names that don't match their message file inode number). 

[root@mail:~]$ cat maillog | grep 3W0k3d3CWqz3V
May 27 16:24:29 mail postfix/smtpd[17843]: 3W0k3d3CWqz3V: client=unknown[]
May 27 16:24:29 mail postfix/cleanup[17844]: 3W0k3d3CWqz3V: message-id=<4FC2390D.3000501@wildgooses.com>
May 27 16:24:29 mail postfix/qmgr[17520]: 3W0k3d3CWqz3V: from=<dovecot-bounces@dovecot.org>, size=5155, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
May 27 16:24:29 mail postfix/lmtp[17845]: 3W0k3d3CWqz3V: to=<h.reindl@thelounge.net>, relay=[]:24, delay=0.27, delays=0.05/0.01/0/0.21, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (215 Recipient <h.reindl@thelounge.net> OK)
May 27 16:24:29 mail postfix/qmgr[17520]: 3W0k3d3CWqz3V: removed
Comment 1 Harald Reindl 2012-06-20 04:49:19 EDT
the same with logwatch-7.4.0-13.20120619svn110.fc17.noarch

is there a way to disable postfix/dovecot completly for logwatch?
it makes much more troubles as it solves by receive logwatch mails
with 5 MB each day and there are much better tools like "pflogsum"
which handles maillogs in a clean and confugureable way
Comment 2 Jan Synacek 2012-06-20 05:02:17 EDT
You can add the following line to /etc/logwatch/conf/logwatch.conf if you want to ignore some of the services:

  # don't process dovecot and postfix logs
  Service = "-dovecot"
  Service = "-postfix"

You can also specify regular expressions you don't want to be included in the report in /etc/logwatch/conf/ignore.conf.
Comment 3 Jan Synacek 2012-06-26 06:58:22 EDT
There is no problem with long_queue_ids in logwatch. This functionality is disabled by default.

$ cat /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/services/postfix.conf | grep -i long_queue_ids

# Postfix option: enable_long_queue_ids
$postfix_Enable_Long_Queue_Ids = No

You can enable it in a local configuration file:

(Or you can overwrite the value in /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/services/postfix.conf, but that gets overwritten everytime you update the package.)

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