Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7.2 Administration Guide

Instant Messenger Log File Content Options

You can determine what activity you want logged in messenger.log by specifying a value for the logconfig parameter in im.jnlp. Table 13–3 describes the configuration parameters for logconfig. See To Enable Logging for Instant Messenger for instructions on setting the logconfig parameter and generating Instant Messenger logs.

Table 13–3 Instant Messenger Logging Options for messenger.log

logconfig value

messenger.log Contains...


Information for the API, all traffic between client and server, as well as debugging information for the Instant Messenger client application itself. 


API information only. 


Client to server communication only. 


Client application (Instant Messenger) details only.