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Enabling and Viewing the Mail Server Log File

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Posted: 20 Apr 2001

Version: iChain 1.5

We've had some inquiries about how to enable logging for the mail server. Here's what you do:

  1. Access the URL of the ICS server on which you installed the iChain upgrades to launch the ICS browser-based adminstration tool.

    For example, http://xx.xx.xx.xx:1959/appliance/config.html
    where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address.

  2. Click Cache > Web Server Accelerator > Modify.
  3. Select Mail Server.
  4. Check the Enable Indexed Format Logging check box.

Mail Server Log File

Here is what you can find in the mail server log file:

  • Keyword---MAIL. If the Combine Log Files option was selected, the keyword is at the beginning of each mail proxy audit log line.
  • Date.
  • Time.
  • Source IP address.
  • Destination IP address.
  • User---Typeless NDS? name or IP address of user.
  • Protocol---Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) or Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3).
  • Status of the SMTP or POP3 request, such as Success, ACL check failure, Spool creation error, Failed connection, Spool size limitation, Protocol and transport failure, and Resource allocation failure.
  • Command---SMTP or POP3 command used.
  • Source domain---Domain Name System (DNS) domain name (for SMTP use only).
  • Recipients---First 256 bytes of a comma-separated list in user@domain format (for SMTP use only).
  • Process step---Examples of process steps, include Incoming, Spool processing, and Forwarding (for SMTP use only).

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