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POSTLOGD(8)		    System Manager's Manual		   POSTLOGD(8)

NAME
       postlogd	- Postfix internal log server

SYNOPSIS
       postlogd	[generic Postfix daemon	options]

DESCRIPTION
       This program logs events	on behalf of Postfix programs when the maillog
       configuration parameter specifies a non-empty value.

BUGS
       Non-daemon Postfix programs don't know that they	should log to the  in-
       ternal  logging service before they have	processed command-line options
       and main.cf parameters. These programs still log	earlier	events to  the
       syslog service.

       If  Postfix  is down, the non-daemon programs postfix(1), postsuper(1),
       postmulti(1), and postlog(1), will log directly to $maillog_file. These
       programs	expect to run with root	privileges, for	example	during Postfix
       start-up, reload, or shutdown.

       Other non-daemon	Postfix	programs will never write directly  to	$mail-
       log_file	(also, logging to stdout would interfere with the operation of
       some of these programs).	These programs can log to postlogd(8) if  they
       are run by the super-user, or if	their executable file has set-gid per-
       mission.	Do not set this	permission on programs other than  postdrop(1)
       and postqueue(1).

CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS
       Changes	to  main.cf  are  picked up automatically, as postlogd(8) pro-
       cesses run for only a limited amount of time. Use the command  "postfix
       reload" to speed	up a change.

       The  text  below	provides only a	parameter summary. See postconf(5) for
       more details including examples.

       config_directory	(see 'postconf -d' output)
	      The default location of the Postfix main.cf and  master.cf  con-
	      figuration files.

       maillog_file (empty)
	      The  name	 of an optional	logfile	that is	written	by the Postfix
	      postlogd(8) service.

       process_id (read-only)
	      The process ID of	a Postfix command or daemon process.

       process_name (read-only)
	      The process name of a Postfix command or daemon process.

       syslog_name (see	'postconf -d' output)
	      A	prefix that  is	 prepended  to	the  process  name  in	syslog
	      records, so that,	for example, "smtpd" becomes "prefix/smtpd".

       service_name (read-only)
	      The master.cf service name of a Postfix daemon process.

       postlogd_watchdog_timeout (10s)
	      How  much	 time  a postlogd(8) process may take to process a re-
	      quest before it is terminated by a built-in watchdog timer.

SEE ALSO
       postconf(5), configuration parameters
       syslogd(8), system logging

README_FILES
       Use "postconf readme_directory" or "postconf html_directory" to	locate
       this information.
       MAILLOG_README, Postfix logging to file or stdout

LICENSE
       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.

HISTORY
       This service was	introduced with	Postfix	version	3.4.

AUTHOR(S)
       Wietse Venema
       Google, Inc.
       111 8th Avenue
       New York, NY 10011, USA

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