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       epylog.conf - epylog configuration


       epylog config file is a simple plaintext file in win.ini style format.


       Epylog  will  look  in  /etc/epylog/epylog.conf  by  default, but you can override that by
       passing -c switch on the command line.


       cfgdir This is where epylog should look for other configuration information, most notably,
              modules.d directory. See epylog-modules(5) for more info.

       tmpdir Where  to create temporary directories and put temporary files. Note that log files
              can grow VERY big and epylog might create several copies  of  them  for  processing
              purposes.  Make  sure there is no danger of filling up that partition. A good place
              on a designated loghost is /var/tmp, since that is  usually  a  separate  partition
              dedicated entirely for logs.

       vardir Where  epylog  should  save its state data, namely the offsets.xml file. The sanest
              place for this is /var/lib/epylog.

              By default, if a line is matched against a module, no other modules will be  tried.
              This helps speed things up tremendously. However, you may have several modules that
              process the same lines (although this is not a very good setup). In that  case  you
              may set this to "yes". The default value is "no".

              How  many  processing threads to start. 50 is a good default value, but you may set
              it to less or more, depending on your system.


       title  What should be the title of the report. For mailed reports, this is the subject  of
              the  message.  For the ones published on the web, this is the title of the page (as
              in <title></title>).

              Which html template should be used for the final report.  See  the  source  of  the
              default template for the format used.

              Can be either "yes" or "no". If "no" is specified, strings that didn't match any of
              the modules will not be appended to the report. Not very wise! A  good  setting  is

              Lists the publishers to use. The value is the name of the section where to look for
              the publisher configuration. E.g.:
              publishers = nfspub
              will look for a section called "[nfspub]" for publisher initialization. The name of
              the  publisher  has  nothing to do with the method it uses for publishing. The fact
              that the default are named [file] and [mail] is only a matter of convenience.  List
              multiple values separated by a comma.

Mail Publisher

       method Method must be set to "mail" for this publisher to be considered a mail publisher.

              Can  be  either  a hostname of an SMTP server to use, or the location of a sendmail
              binary. If the value starts with a "/" it will be considered  a  path.  E.g.  valid
              smtpserv =
              smtpserv = /usr/sbin/sendmail -t

       mailto The  list of email addresses where to mail the report. Separate multiple entries by
              a comma. If ommitted, "root@localhost" will be used.

       format Can be one of the following: html, plain, or both. If you use a  mail  client  that
              doesn't  support  html mail, then you better use "plain" or "both", though you will
              miss out on visual cueing that epylog uses to notify of important events.

       lynx   This is only useful if you use format other than "html". Epylog will  use  a  lynx-
              compliant  tool to transform HTML into plain text. The following browsers are known
              to work: lynx, elinks, w3m.

              Whether to include the gzipped raw logs with the message. If set to "yes", it  will
              attach  the  file  with  all  processed  logs  with  the message. If you use a file
              publisher in addition to the mail publisher, this may be a tad too paranoid.

              If the size of rawlogs.gz is more than this setting (in kilobytes), then  raw  logs
              will not be attached. Useful if you have a 50Mb log and check your mail over a slow

              Logs routinely contain sensitive information, so you may want to encrypt the  email
              report  to ensure that nobody can read it other than designated administrators. Set
              to "yes" to enable gpg-encryption of the mail report.  You  will  need  to  install
              mygpgme (installed by default on all yum-managed systems).

              If you don't want to use the default keyring (usually /root/.gnupg), you can set up
              a separate keyring directory for epylog's use. E.g.:
              > mkdir -m 0700 /etc/epylog/gpg

              List of PGP key id's to use when encrypting the report. The keys  must  be  in  the
              pubring specified in gpg_keyringdir. If this option is omitted, epylog will encrypt
              to all keys found in the pubring. To add a public key to a keyring, you can use the
              following command.
              > gpg [--homedir=/etc/epylog/gpg] --import pubkey.gpg
              You  can  generate  the  pubkey.gpg  file  by  running "gpg --export KEYID" on your
              workstation, or you can use "gpg --search" to  import  the  public  keys  from  the

              To use the signing option, you will first need to generate a private key:
              > gpg [--homedir=/etc/epylog/gpg] --gen-key
              Create  a  sign-only  RSA key and leave the passphrase empty. You can then use "gpg
              --export" to export the key you have generated and import  it  on  the  workstation
              where you read mail.
              If gpg_signers is not set, the report will not be signed.

File Publisher

       method Method must be set to "file" for this config to work as a file publisher.

       path   Where  to  place  the  directories  with  reports.  A sensible location would be in
              /var/www/html/epylog. Note that the reports may contain sensitive  information,  so
              make  sure you place a .htaccess in that directory and require a password, or limit
              by host.

       dirmask, filemask
              These are the masks to be used for the created directories and  files.  For  format
              values         look         at         strftime         documentation         here:

              Whether to save the raw logs in a file in the same directory as  the  report.   The
              default is off, since you can easily look in the original log sources.

              A  digit  specifying  the  number of days after which the old directories should be
              removed. Default is 7.

       notify Optionally send notifications to these email  addresses  when  new  reports  become
              available.  Comment out if no notification is desired. This is definitely redundant
              if you also use the mail publisher.

              Use this smtp server when sending notifications. Can be either a hostname or a path
              to sendmail. Defaults to "/usr/sbin/sendmail -t".

              When  generating  a  notification  message,  use this as publication root to make a
              link. E.g.:
              pubroot =
              will make a link:


       Lines starting with "#" will be considered commented out.


       Konstantin Ryabitsev <>


       epylog(3), epylog(8), epylog-modules(5)