Corey Dulecki <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> 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?

Look at "man periodic.conf".
The *_output variables are exactly what you want, and there are
example values listed.

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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