Logwatch Installation

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May 23, 2008 Linux No Comments

Sudo onto Machine

Remove existing Logwatch: rpm -e logwatch

Get latest rpm version of Logwatch from: Logwatch.org, using wget

Install the rpm -ivh newlogwatch

Customize Logwatch On REDHAT - replace config file (/etc/logwatch/conf/logwatch.conf) with the logwatch.conf from the customlogwatch folder or copy info below.

Edit logwatch.conf and add info below

MailTo = user@YourServerYourInternetDomain
Range = Yesterday
Detail = 10
## sendmail-largeboxes causes spool error if on
Service = "-sendmail-largeboxes"

Edit this file vi /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/logwatch.conf and put Print = No

Check MX record

If the machine is using zephyr as it's DNS server then the mail relaying will not work.

Modify /etc/mail/sendmail.cf Change the smarthost line

DS should become DSYourServerYourInternetDomainRestart Sendmail

Modify /etc/postfix/tranport Add a new line


Type postmap /etc/postfix/transport
Restart Postfix

Test logwatch

Restart Sendmail

Modify /etc/postfix/tranport Add a new line

YourInternetDomain smtp:YourServerYourInternetDomain

Type postmap /etc/postfix/transport
Restart Postfix

Test logwatch

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