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Re: no mail from / for root



I guess the curiosity here is that:

[root rhel1 root]$ ps -aeef | grep mail
root   19005 18945  0 20:23 pts/0    00:00:00 grep mail
[root rhel1 root]$
[root rhel1 root]$ ps -aeef | grep master
root   19081 18945  0 20:24 pts/0    00:00:00 grep master
[root rhel1 root]$

Yet root has 123 messages. Where are they being served-up from????


 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Steve Rieger <riegersteve gmail com>
> ps -aeef | grep mail or ps -aeef | grep master
> 
> at the command prompt as root type mail, if you have any it will show  
> up there,
> 
> 
> did you add the proper aliases.
> 
> 
> 
> On Feb 8, 2006, at 10:01 AM, j_70 comcast net wrote:
> 
> > Thanks for the replies to this. My curiosity is that I have two  
> > RHEL4 machines, one where root is sending mail, one where it is  
> > not. As far as I can tell (ps -ef | grep sendmail & ps -ef | grep  
> > postfix) neither of these daemons are running on either machine.  
> > So, what is sending the mail?
> >
> >
> >  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> > From: "Wayne Pinette" <Wpinette tru ca>
> >> Also, I believe that sendmail's default configuration in RHEL 4 is to
> >> only listen  to localhost anyway.  This means
> >> that even if it is running (with just default) outside users still
> >> won't connect to the smtp port, just localhost users.
> >>
> >> In addition, you can also fire up iptables to block port 25 as well,
> >> just to make sure.
> >> If you want email to flow from your machine, though, sendmail (or
> >> postfix) does need to be running.
> >>
> >> Wayner
> >>
> >>
> >>>>> Job Cacka <job ccbmail ccbox com> 02/08/06 8:33 am >>>
> >> 	Because sendmail is disabled, and no other mailer is enabled,
> >> this is why
> >> you are not getting the root mail. What we do to protect sendmail is
> >> we
> >> block port 25 access to all servers except for the email servers.  
> >> This
> >> means
> >> that the port is not available on that machine except locally, in our
> >> own
> >> WAN. We use an external hardware device to accomplish this, which is
> >> the
> >> only way to create a true firewall. Obviously keeping sendmail off is
> >> the
> >> best security, but then so is using scissors on your CAT 5
> >> connections.
> >> 	I would guess that if you are keeping sendmail up2date with the
> >> RHN then
> >> you have nothing to worry about. Unless you are NSA, FBI, CIA, some
> >> company
> >> with secrets worth knowing, or good bandwidth that hackers/spammers
> >> might
> >> want to exploit.
> >> 	There are other mail servers in RHES 4. Dovecot comes to mind
> >> and I think
> >> that Courier is also available.
> >>
> >> Job Cacka
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> >> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of j_70 comcast net
> >> Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 8:13 AM
> >> To: redhat-list redhat com
> >> Subject: no mail from / for root
> >>
> >>
> >> I have an RHES4 mahine which does not send any mail to or from root.
> >> For
> >> example, the result of a cron job is not sent. I thought this service
> >> was
> >> enabled by default. If not, which services is it. I have read that
> >> sendmail
> >> has some security issues and since this machine will not be mailing
> >> the
> >> outside world, I did not want to start or configure it. Not sure  
> >> where
> >> to
> >> start looking. TIA.
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