[smokeping-users] Re: Alerts cause Smokeping to stop working

Craig Dibble craig at rootdev.com
Thu May 4 06:51:39 MEST 2006

Craig Dibble wrote:

>> You could try commenting out the 'mailhost' line (after making sure that
>> /usr/sbin/sendmail is properly configured so it can be used for sending
>> mail). That way the mail sending shouldn't take any time, as sendmail
>> is going to queue it if the smarthost is slow or unreachable. 

>> I think the old version on server A didn't use Net::SMTP at all, so
>> that at least might be the key.
> Ah, hopefully that's it. I've CC'ed this back to the list in case it 
> helps anyone else and I'll post an update when I can confirm if it fixed 
> the problem (or not).

Quick update: due to the current setup of this box it turns out sendmail 
is not an option so I added the correct mailhost and removed the 
sendmail line from the config.

We have just simulated an outage and I'm happy to confirm it now works.

Thanks again for your help Niko.


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