Re: wtmpx

From: David J Woolley <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 13:33:24 +0100

> I have some troubles with my squid configuration. I found that it writes
> in the wtmpx log file (/var/adm) and thus this file becomes very large.

wtmpx only exists on some versions of Unix, e.g. SCO 3.2v5.0.x, but
not SCO3.2v4.2 or earlier. You didn't say which version you were

> Why does squid do this ? How could I prevent from this ?

The string wtmp appears nowhere within the source of 2.0P2 (you did
not identify the version, although 2.1P? is the latest production
version - mine is slightly out of date), nor in the Linux binary
created from this. There are no /etc/wtmp log entries attributable
to squid.

Assuming SCO, could you use who -a to provide information on what is
being logged.

PS the message to someone else about the wrong year wasn't meant to
be copied to the list.

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