Provided by: postfix_3.6.4-1ubuntu2_amd64 bug


       postlogd - Postfix internal log server


       postlogd [generic Postfix daemon options]


       This  program  logs  events  on  behalf of Postfix programs when the maillog configuration
       parameter specifies a non-empty value.


       Non-daemon Postfix programs don't know that  they  should  log  to  the  internal  logging
       service  before  they  have  processed  command-line options and parameters. These
       programs still log earlier events to the syslog service.

       If Postfix is down, the non-daemon programs postfix(1),  postsuper(1),  postmulti(1),  and
       postlog(1),  will  log  directly  to $maillog_file. These programs expect to run with root
       privileges, for example during Postfix start-up, reload, or shutdown.

       Other non-daemon Postfix programs  will  never  write  directly  to  $maillog_file  (also,
       logging  to  stdout  would  interfere with the operation of some of these programs). These
       programs can log to postlogd(8) if they are run by the super-user, or if their  executable
       file has set-gid permission. Do not set this permission on programs other than postdrop(1)
       and postqueue(1).


       Changes to are picked up automatically, as postlogd(8) processes run  for  only  a
       limited amount of time. Use the command "postfix reload" to speed up a change.

       The  text  below  provides  only  a  parameter  summary.  See postconf(5) for more details
       including examples.

       config_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The default location of the Postfix and configuration files.

       maillog_file (empty)
              The name of an optional logfile that is written by the Postfix postlogd(8) service.

       process_id (read-only)
              The process ID of a Postfix command or daemon process.

       process_name (read-only)
              The process name of a Postfix command or daemon process.

       syslog_name (see 'postconf -d' output)
              A prefix that is prepended to the process name in  syslog  records,  so  that,  for
              example, "smtpd" becomes "prefix/smtpd".

       service_name (read-only)
              The service name of a Postfix daemon process.

       postlogd_watchdog_timeout (10s)
              How  much  time  a  postlogd(8)  process may take to process a request before it is
              terminated by a built-in watchdog timer.


       postconf(5), configuration parameters
       syslogd(8), system logging


       Use "postconf readme_directory" or "postconf html_directory" to locate this information.
       MAILLOG_README, Postfix logging to file or stdout


       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.


       This service was introduced with Postfix version 3.4.


       Wietse Venema
       Google, Inc.
       111 8th Avenue
       New York, NY 10011, USA