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Re: no mail from / for root



Could you expand a bit on what you mean by 
"you need to define your root aliases" . Many thanks. 

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Steve Rieger <riegersteve gmail com>
> they get seved from localhost.
> 
> 
> you need to define your root aliases, and sun sendmail -b -m 15 (i  
> think thats the command)
> 
> 
> On Feb 8, 2006, at 5:29 PM, j_70 comcast net wrote:
> 
> > 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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> >>
> >>
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> >> riegersteve gmail com
> >> 310-339-4355
> >> yahoo  = riegersteve
> >> icq        = 53956607
> >> Ride Free, Ride On, Ride Safe
> >>
> >>
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> >>
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> icq        = 53956607
> Ride Free, Ride On, Ride Safe
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> 
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