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:
$zypper info logwatch
Information for package logwatch:
Repository: openSUSE-10.3-FTP 10.3
Status: not installed
Installed Size: 1.0 M
Summary: Analyzes and Reports on system logs
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
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.
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