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On an NCR 3550 a user has set up sendmail to some how log its activity to the file /etc/.osm.
Running /etc/fuser shows that gplogger is accessing this file but nowhere in the man pages for gplogger can I find how to turn sendmail logging off.
Any ideas?

Many thanks Phil Tremethick
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Thanks for your prompt answer.
I've tried your suggestions but there has been no change.
An /etc/fuser on /etc/.osm shows that only one process is accessing it, gplogger. The man page for gplogger does not hold any referances to sendmail.
Incidentally the `platform` command shows we are running svr4.
Thanks again
philt
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Most unixes control sendmail logging in the file
/etc/syslog.conf

E.g.
# See syslogd(1M) for information about the format of this file.
#
mail.debug              /var/adm/syslog/mail.log

If you don't want logging comment out this line.
Note:  I'm not familiar the NCR's flavour of unix.
Reject this answer if it doesn't apply.
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Even simpler, if it's standard sendmail, load up the sendmail.cf file and find the OL line.

Just change the OL line from OL9 (the default) to OL0 (log nothing).  This saves CPU time because sendmail won't even TRY to log, whereas the other way it tries to log but syslog isn't accepting log requests.
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Thankyou to both of you that replied.
I tried Sherwood's answer but, unfortunately, without any
effect.
I tried Coles' idea and yes, it worked fine. Sendmail no
logs to /etc/.osm.

Once again thanks to both of you.

Regards
philt
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