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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.

Syslog Log Source Parameters for Sun Solaris Sendmail

If JSA does not automatically detect the log source, add a Sun Solaris Sendmail log source on the JSA Console by using the Syslog protocol.

When using the Syslog protocol, there are specific parameters that you must use.

The following table describes the parameters that require specific values to collect Syslog events from Sun Solaris Sendmail:

Table 1: Syslog Log Source Parameters for the Sun Solaris Sendmail DSM



Log Source name

Type a name for your log source.

Log Source description

Type a description for the log source.

Log Source Type

Solaris Operating System Sendmail Logs

Protocol Configuration


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.