[mrtg] Re: sending mail to root

Thomas Sanders tsanders at logicx.com
Tue Feb 18 20:45:06 MET 2003

Is MRTG sending to root or is cron sending to root?

If its MRTG check for something similar to

SetEnv[myrouter]:  EMAIL="contact_email at someplace.net"

If however its your cron facility then
you need to locate where you are running mrtg from
(most likely /etc/crontab or check via "crontab -u root -e"

at anyrate you can add
MAILTO=username OR user.name at what.ever
and have the email get sent there, but unless you are checking that email 
you will
sill fill up some volume.

Personally I would check your root email ;)  perhaps just setup a filter on 
your email client to catch mrtg stuff.

At least for me personally I would never want to go withoout checking the 
root email, as I have too many things email there like tripwire, and 
logcheck etc.
(well actually the email goes to another user so I dont have to check the 
root account but you get the picture)


At 11:06 AM 2/18/2003, you wrote:

>Is there any way to stop MRTG from sending mail?  I have actually filled my
>/var because I did not realise that MRTG sends mail to the local root
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