[smokeping-users] Question about alert email lists

Sorrell, Al Al_Sorrell at troweprice.com
Thu Jul 22 17:17:04 CEST 2010

Using SmokePing 2.4.2 on Solaris 8.

Within my Solaris servers /etc/mail/aliases file, I have mailing lists set up in the conventional way, such as:

cns_design: Al_sorrell at troweprice.com,Joe_User at troweprice.com<mailto:Al_sorrell at troweprice.com,Joe_User at troweprice.com>,etc.

If I try to just use "cns_design" on the Alerts->To= line, I get an error saying that I must have an email address.
If I use it on an "alertee" line, and I have at least one "normal" email address, the config doesn't gripe, but others on the list don't get the notification, e.g.:

alertee = Al_Sorrell at troweprice.com,cns_design<mailto:Al_Sorrell at troweprice.com,cns_design>

Is this a non-feature or is there some other way to get this to work - the goal, of course, being to centralize the distribution lists in one place.


Almon (Al) Sorrell
Corporate Network Services | Network Engineering Consultant
T. Rowe Price
4515 Painters Mill Road, TE9008
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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Email: Al_Sorrell at troweprice.com

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