--- Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> jekillen wrote: > > Hello again; > > I have a question about how mail from the system > is generated for root. > > This question was prompted when I edited the > Postfix aliases file and > > ran newaliases, then did postfix reload, assuming > the mail system was > > running. I was informed that Postfix was not > running. So the question, > > how does mail generated by the system get > delivered to the root account? > > Here is my motive: > > I have a server that I want to run headless. I > want to be able to retrieve > > mail to root from another machine via ssh login > (on the same private net > > work number/netmask 255.255.255.0). I cannot login > to the system as > > root over ssh. I don't know if I can read root > mail with su (as wheel group > > member). I tried this but maybe I'm not using the > appropriate parameter. su - root will load up roots environment and let you check his mail. At least that worked for me last night... > > Or maybe there isn't any. I don't know where to > look for an answer to this > > question, other than this knowledgeable > group.....Oh, man mail maybe? > > Thanks in advance > > Jeff K > > I suggest you use .forward to get root's mail to > another account. > As root, do this: > echo username >> /root/.forward > > That should forward root's mail to whatever username > you specified. probably the best solution for a headless box, then you don't have to su'in in to the machine. Nor risk snoops gaining the password of all passwords... > > -- > R > -brian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"