specify SMTP relay server in mutt
sunhux at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 15:53:51 UTC 2014
To be sure I get this right, the bundled mailx in RHEL6.x support the option
-S "smtp=172.20.1.92" ? <== did I get this syntax right?
Do you have mailx from EPEL installed in your RHEL & does it run any
vulnerable services? We have regular VA scans so this might be one
consideration when I raise Change Requests to install it.
Heard of 'Expect' & TCL scripts but I'm quite handicapped with them.
A few years ago, I saw in one RHEL 4.x a Perl script that send
email (without using any tools like mutt/mailx) so if anyone happen
to have a copy to share, will save me the hassle of raising Change
Requests as Perl interpreter is present by default in RHEL 5.x and
putting in a Perl script doesn't need Change Requests.
We have mostly RHEL 5.x & only 20 odd RHEL 6.x.
My purpose was to email out outputs of 'last', 'lastlog' & 'getent'
on fortnight basis as part of user accounts re-certification audit.
On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 9:16 PM, Harris, Don <don.harris at unf.edu> wrote:
> Oops, I see now that the mailx on RHEL5 and RHEL6 and very different
> RHEL5: mailx-8.1.1-44.2.2
> RHEL6: mailx-12.4-7.el6.x86_64 http://heirloom.sourceforge.net/mailx.html
> The legacy mailx on RHEL5 doesn't support all those options. If it's
> acceptable in your environment, you can get the newer "Heirloom" mailx
> from the EPEL repository. Note that it's the "nail" package on EPEL. See
> On 7/17/14 7:52 AM, "Sunhux G" <sunhux at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Have to remove both -a & -S in order not to get the syntax
> >error but the emails never arrive:
> >(I'm able to 'telnet 172.20.1.92 25' from the server that mailx is issued
> ># mailx -s "test5" -u root "smtp=172.20.1.92" recipient at xxx.com <
> > Or
> ># mailx -s "test5" -u root "smtp=172.20.1.92:25" recipient at xxx.com <
> >If I issue just the command below from the sendmail relay
> >server itself (without the -S & without "smtp=IP_of_SMTP"),
> >the emails arrive:
> > mailx -s "from SMTP2 server" external_recipient at xxx.com < /tmp/tst.dat
> >I browsed thru the man pages for mailx : can't
> >locate a -S or "smtp=a.b.c.d" option. Did I miss
> >On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 7:37 PM, Sunhux G <sunhux at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> What Harris gave with mailx is probably what I'm looking for,
> >> just that I can't get the syntax right with -a (or even if I leave
> >> out the -a option) :
> >> # mailx -s "test" -a /tmp/tst.tar.gz -S "smtp=172.20.1.92"
> >> recipient at xxx.com < /tmp/cis/group.tmp
> >> Or (without the -u )
> >> # mailx -s "test" -a /tmp/tst.tar.gz -u whitelistid at xxx.com -S
> >> "smtp=172.20.1.92" recipient at xxx.com < /tmp/cis/group.tmp
> >> mailx: invalid option -- a
> >> Usage: mail [-iInv] [-s subject] [-c cc-addr] [-b bcc-addr] to-addr ...
> >> [-- sendmail-options ...]
> >> mail [-iInNv] -f [name]
> >> mail [-iInNv] [-u user]
> >> What did I miss? I've tried with uuencode (referring to some
> >> examples on the Net) too but no joy
> >> SH
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