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Sun Solaris Sendmail


The Sun Solaris Sendmail DSM for JSA accepts Solaris authentication events by using syslog and records all relevant sendmail events.

To collect events from Sun Solaris Sendmail, you must configure syslog to forward events to JSA.

  1. Log in to the Sun Solaris command-line interface.
  2. Open the /etc/syslog.conf file.
  3. To forward system authentication logs to JSA, add the following line to the file:

    mail.*; @<IP address>

    Where <IP address> is the IP address of your JSA. Use tabs instead of spaces to format the line.


    Depending on the version of Solaris, you are running, you might need to add more log types to the file. Contact your system administrator for more information.

  4. Save and exit the file.
  5. Type the following command:

    kill -HUP 'cat /etc/'

    You are now ready to configure the log source JSA.

Configuring a Sun Solaris Sendmail Log Source

JSA automatically discovers and creates a log source for syslog events from Sun Solaris Sendmail appliances.

The following configuration steps are optional.

  1. Log in to JSA.
  2. Click the Admin tab.
  3. On the navigation menu, click Data Sources.
  4. Click the Log Sources icon.
  5. Click Add.
  6. In the Log Source Name field, type a name for your log source.
  7. In the Log Source Description field, type a description for the log source.
  8. From the Log Source Type list, select Solaris Operating System Sendmail Logs.
  9. Using the Protocol Configuration list, select Syslog.
  10. Configure the following values:

    Table 1: Syslog Parameters



    Log Source Identifier

    Type the IP address or host name for the log source as an identifier for events from Sun Solaris Sendmail installations.

    Each additional log source that you create when you have multiple installations ideally includes a unique identifier, such as an IP address or host name.

  11. Click Save.
  12. On the Admin tab, click Deploy Changes.

    The log source is added to JSA. Events that are forwarded to JSA by Solaris Sendmail are displayed on the Log Activity tab.