-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Corey Dulecki wrote: > I have FreeBSD 6.2 running on IBM hardware, single CPU. This server > does not have sendmail enabled at all, i.e., in /etc/rc.conf, all four > of the "sendmail_xxx" enablers are set to "NO". Today, the /var > filesystem ran out of inodes. > > I tracked the issue down to files that keep appearing in > /var/spool/clientmqueue. I've researched enough to understand that > these files represent emails that cannot be sent, presumably because I > do not have a mail server running on the system. I do not want to > enable sendmail or any other client; what I want to do is have the > processes which generate these emails send their information to a log, > which I will check manually. I believe these emails are being generated > by the daily/weekly/monthly periodic processes, something that I didn't > even know existed until I ran out of inodes. > > My question is this: How can I make it so that these periodic processes > simply log their messages instead of sending emails that get stuck in > clientmqueue? Alternatively, if I can't do that, how do I simply turn > off these emails entirely so that they are not sent?
Hi Corey, If you don't already have an /etc/periodic.conf file, create one with the following entries: daily_output="/var/log/daily.log" # user or /file daily_status_security_output="/var/log/daily.log" # user or /file weekly_output="/var/log/weekly.log" # user or /file monthly_output="/var/log/monthly.log" # user or /file All of the output from the periodic scripts will be redirected to those files. You'll likely want to rotate those files regularly. I have the following in my /etc/newsyslog.conf file: /var/log/daily.log 640 7 * @T00 JN /var/log/monthly.log 640 12 * $M1D0 JN /var/log/weekly.log 640 5 1 $W6D0 JN Regards, Greg - -- Greg Larkin http://www.FreeBSD.org/ - The Power To Serve http://www.sourcehosting.net/ - Ready. Set. Code. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFI7iGE0sRouByUApARAlgaAKCnyDbq5X4of+7s6MNgt0HI2GWqZQCgxBW/ aL8nyZHG/qc7CAt+QCs6bH4= =FvE1 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"