[mrtg] Re: crontab & MRTG emails
list at racc2000.com
Tue Oct 18 14:59:07 MEST 2005
My solution did not use cron, but it achieves the desired results. I
used a ".forward" file in the user's home dir that runs MRTG.
[mrtg at tbx mrtg]$ cat .forward
\mrtg # This keeps a copy in the local account also
user at domain.com # Address to send mail to
Just create your own version in the home dir of the user that is running
MRTG and that should do it. Permissions should be -rw------- (600).
Disclaimer: It is possible to configure Sendmail so that it ignores this
file, and the uber-security-minded may prefer it that way.
for a .forward tutorial; google has many more also.
Shane Presley wrote:
> I'm running MRTG on a Red Hat system, every 5 minutes through cron.
> 0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg
> If MRTG experiences any errors (like a host is down) it sends an email
> to root. I would prefer those e-mails to go to someone else. So I
> tried this...
> 0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /usr/bin/mrtg
> /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg 2>&1 | mail -s "MRTG Report" someone at domain.com
> However, that creates an e-mail EVERY 5 minutes, even if things are
> okay. I am guessing it has something to do with stdout vs stderr.
> Any idea how to structure the cron so I get emails to
> someone at domain.com, not root.
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