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  1. Linux System Issue

    Dear All,

    I want to configure my Suse 10 box so that it can deliver critical
    messages to root's mail box.I have configured DNS(Bind) but I am
    confused about next step.

    Please guide me what to do...........

    Thanks

  2. Re: Linux System Issue

    Irin wrote:
    >
    >
    > Dear All,
    >
    > I want to configure my Suse 10 box so that it can deliver critical
    > messages to root's mail box.I have configured DNS(Bind) but I am
    > confused about next step.
    >
    > Please guide me what to do...........


    What do you mean by 'critical messages'? Please give more, much more,
    detail to what you want, what you tried and what fails and what errors.

    I think i know the answer, but I don't want to waste my time guessing on
    what you might want or need.

    houghi
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    have tolerated the last eight years? -- Frank Zappa, in 1988

  3. Re: Linux System Issue

    Take what ever the output is of the script etc and pipe it to the mail
    front end..

    eg.

    /usr/local/bin/criticpgm | mail root -s "Criticpgm output"

    You may want to put this kind of stuff in /etc/crontab if it is periodic
    in nature.

    Does this help?

    Bob

    Irin wrote:

    > Please guide me what to do...........
    >
    > Thanks


  4. Re: Linux System Issue

    The carbonbased lifeform Irin inspired alt.os.linux.suse with:
    > Dear All,
    >
    > I want to configure my Suse 10 box so that it can deliver critical
    > messages to root's mail box.I have configured DNS(Bind) but I am
    > confused about next step.
    >
    > Please guide me what to do...........


    A DNS is not really neccessary, but it doesn't hurd. Normally a well
    defined /etc/hosts files is all you need.

    To get system messages:
    Install logwatch.

    $zypper info logwatch
    Information for package logwatch:

    Repository: openSUSE-10.3-FTP 10.3
    Name: logwatch
    Version: 7.3.1-42
    Arch: noarch
    Installed: No
    Status: not installed
    Installed Size: 1.0 M
    Summary: Analyzes and Reports on system logs
    Description:

    Logwatch is a customizable, pluggable log-monitoring system. It will
    go through your logs for a given period of time and make a report in the
    areas that you wish with the detail that you wish.

    When installed go to /etc/logwatch/conf and tweak the files for your
    needs.

    Furthermore, in /etc/aliases make an alias for root to your own account
    so that you get all the system mail without having to su to read root's
    mail. Don't forget to run newaliases when you change this file.

    Mail concerning cron jobs will be mailed to root per default already.

    That should cover most if not all critical messages from your box.

    Theo
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