[smokeping-users] Question about alert email lists

Peter Kristolaitis alter3d at alter3d.ca
Fri Jul 23 00:26:06 CEST 2010


How do you have the mail stuff set up in Smokeping?    Are you using a 
'mailhost = ' configuration directive, or are you letting it use sendmail?

I've not run across this scenario personally (I usually have a dedicated 
smarthost machine, and always use full-qualified aliases), but I suspect 
that SmokePing doesn't recognize locally defined or not-fully-qualified 

Some things I would try:
- Try things like cns_design at localhost or cns_design@$HOSTNAME.$TLD if 
your MTA is configured to allow those
- If you're in Sendmail mode (no "mailhost =" directive), try using 
"mailhost = localhost" or something similar to see what happens.  And 
vice versa:  if you're in mailhost mode, try sendmail mode.
- Find and remove the address-validation bits from the SmokePing code

- Peter

On 07/22/2010 11:17 AM, Sorrell, Al wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Al
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