nmsstore2dlf(1) convert Netscape Messaging Server IMAP or POP log files to the Lire msgstore DLF




This program converts Netscape Messaging Server log files generated by the IMAP or POP services to the Lire msgstore DLF.


In order to have this parser giving you useful information it is recommended to set the NMS 4 logs at the right level. In order to fix that problem please make sure you did the following.

Go on the Netscape Messaging Server 4 Message Store

Become the Mail Server user (usually this should not be root but typically a user like mailsrv or whatever was defined at installation time, check for the ownership of the files in your message server instance for example)

Go to the right location, something like:

For example it could be:


 $ ./configutil -o logfile.pop.loglevel -v Informational
 $ ./configutil -o logfile.imap.loglevel -v Informational

Then become root, go again to your instance directory like:

and do:

 # ./stop-msg pop
 /mailserv1fs/netscape/server4: Stopping POP3 daemon 24789 .... done: 24789
 # ./start-msg pop
 /mailserv1fs/netscape/server4: Starting POP3 daemon .... done: 17509


To process a log as produced by Netscape Messaging Server:

 $ nmsstore2dlf < ns-store.log

nmsstore2dlf will be rarely used on its own, but is more likely called by lr_log2report:

 $ lr_log2report nmsstore < /var/log/ns-store.log > report


$Id: nmsstore2dlf.in,v 1.9 2006/07/23 13:16:35 vanbaal Exp $


Jean-Yves Monnier for supplying a patch.


Arnaud Taddei <[email protected]>, Arnaud Gaillard <[email protected]>, Elie Dufraiche <[email protected]>


Copyright (C) 2002 Arnaud Taddei <[email protected]>, Arnaud Gaillard <[email protected]>, Elie Dufraiche <[email protected]>

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