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Greg Larkin wrote:
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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?
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
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