[Scottish] mail server issues

Roland Ward roland.ward at penguinfactory.co.uk
Fri Apr 25 12:25:53 BST 2008

scottish-request at mailman.lug.org.uk wrote:
> Does anyone know of a way of achieving this or have any other
> suggestions? My only other alternative is to enable sendmail but
> restrict it to only accept connections on the loopback address, however
> this may have implications as our security teams may have asked for
> sendmail to be disabled by default (I'm looking into this).
I'd go with the perl script already mentioned or look at installing 
something like SSMTP on the server. To be honest its not a bad idea to 
install a proper MTA so you don't need to set up custom mailing for 
other monitoring scripts. Modern Sendmail shouldn't really be a security 
risk but to you are much better off with Exim or Postfix (Exim being my 
choice) and can be very simply configured to use an SMTP smarthost on 
all modern installs.

Also consider using something like nagios or even just the logger 
command to send out the information to a central monitoring host.

Roland Ward (Director)

Penguin Factory Ltd
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