mailstats - print statistics collected by sendmail
mailstats [-o] [-c ] [-C configfile] [-f statisticsfile] [-p] [-P]
The mailstats utility prints out the statistics collected by the sendmail(1M) program on mailer usage. These statistics are collected if the file indicated by the StatusFile configuration option of sendmail (defined in /etc/mail/sendmail.cf) exists. The default statistics file is /etc/mail/statistics.
To enable mailstats, you must, as root, touch /etc/mail/statistics. See the StatusFile processing option in sendmail(1M).
mailstats first prints the time that the statistics file was created and the last time it was modified. Then, the statistics for each mailer are displayed on a single line, each with the following whitespace-separated fields:
MThe mailer number.
msgsfrNumber of messages from the mailer.
bytes_fromKbytes from the mailer.
msgstoNumber of messages to the mailer.
bytes_toKbytes to the mailer.
msgsrejNumber of messages rejected by the mailer.
msgsdisNumber of messages discarded by the mailer.
msgsqurNumber of messages quarantined by the mailer.
MailerThe name of the mailer.
The display of statistics described above is followed by a separation line containing only equal sign (=) characters. After the separation line, a line preceded with a "T" and totaling the values for all of the mailers is displayed. This is followed by another line preceded with a "C" that lists the number of TCP connections.
To reinitialize the statistics file once a night, add an entry to roots crontab(1):
mailstats -p > /dev/null
The following options are supported:
-cTry to use submit.cf instead of the default sendmail configuration file.
-C configfileSpecify a sendmail configuration file.
-f statisticsfileSpecify a sendmail statistics file.
-oDo not display the name of the mailer in the output.
-pOutput information in program-readable mode and clear statistics.
-POutput information in program-readable mode without clearing statistics.
See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of mailstats when encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2^31 bytes).
/etc/mail/statisticsDefault sendmail statistics file
/etc/mail/sendmail.cfDefault sendmail configuration file
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE Availability SUNWsndmu
crontab(1), cron(1M), sendmail(1M), attributes(5), largefile(5)
|SunOS 5.11||mailstats (1)||24 Jun 2004|