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SyslogScan::SendmailLine -- Enhances basic SyslogEntry parsing by understanding sendmail to/from message syntax.


Suppose I run a 'new SyslogEntry' command and read in the following line:

Jun 13 01:32:26 satellife sendmail[23498]: WAA18677:,, delay=03:50:20, mailer=smtp, [], stat=Sent (May, have (embedded, commas))

If I have not loaded in SendmailLine, then 'new SyslogEntry' will return an 'UnsupportedEntry' object looking like this:

 month => Jun,
 day => 13,
 time => 01:32:26,
 machine => satellife,
 executable => sendmail,
 tag => 23498,
 content => WAA18677:,, delay=03:50:20, ...

On the other hand, if I have a 'use SyslogScan::SendmailLine' command before my call to 'new SyslogEntry', then I will a 'SendmailLine' object with all of the above parameters, plus the following additional parameters:

 messageID => WAA18677
 toList => (, )
 attrHash => ( to => ",",
             delay => "03:50:20",
             mailer => "smtp",
             relay => " []",
             stat => "Sent (May, have (embedded, commas))"

Also well-supported is the 'From' line:

Jun 13 01:34:54 satellife sendmail[26035]: BAA26035: from=<bar!baz!foo>, size=7000, class=0, pri=37000, nrcpts=1, msgid=<>, proto=SMTP, []

will produce a SendmailLine object with the additional attributes of

 messageID => BAA26035
 attrHash => ( from => "<bar!baz!foo>",
             size => "7000",
             class => "0",
             pri => "37000"
             nrcpts => "1",
             msgid => "<>",
             proto => "SMTP",
             relay => " []"

Other types of lines are legal, but are not currently very thorougly parsed, and therefore return somewhat minimal SendmailLine objects.

Jun 13 13:05:35 satellife sendmail[19620]: NAA19606: NAA19620: return to sender: unknown mailer error 2

will return a SendmailLine object with the usual SyslogEntry attributes, plus the single additional attribute of

messageID => NAA19606

while lines like the following produce SendmailLine objects with no additional SendmailLine-specific attributes:

Jun 13 03:00:05 satellife sendmail[26611]: alias database /var/yp/ rebuilt by root

Note this is a subclass for SyslogScan::SyslogEntry which handles certain types of logfile lines. See the documentation for SyslogEntry for further details of how SyslogEntry subclassing works.

Also, see the SyslogScan::SendmailLineFrom and SyslogScan::SendmailLineTo modules for examples of returned SendmailLine objects.


The author (Rolf Harold Nelson) can currently be e-mailed as

This code is Copyright (C) SatelLife, Inc. 1996. All rights reserved. This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

In no event shall SatelLife be liable to any party for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of this software and its documentation (including, but not limited to, lost profits) even if the authors have been advised of the possibility of such damage.


SyslogScan::SyslogEntry, SyslogScan::SendmailLineFrom, SyslogScan::SendmailLineTo

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