[Xymon] xymon-mailack

Ray Reuter ray.reuter at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 20:49:28 CEST 2012

The messages are making it to var/mail/xymon without an issue now.

But the .procmailrc file and rocmail.log file do not seem to either get
engaged in to the process or something else is missing.

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM, Jeremy Laidman <jlaidman at rebel-it.com.au>wrote:

> On 29 September 2012 02:51, Ray Reuter <ray.reuter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have created the .procmailrc file it looks like this. The file is in
>> /home/xymon 755 permissions and owned by xymon:xymon I tried the ownership
>> as root as well.
>> DEFAULT=$HOME/Mailbox
>> LOGFILE=$HOME/procmail.log
>> :0
>> | $HOME/server/bin/xymon-mailack --env=/home/xymon/server/etc/xymonserver.cfg
>> When I run it on the CLI using this command
>> ./xymon-mailack --env=/home/xymon/server/etc/xymonserver.cfg --debug
>> I get nothing, it just returns an empty line, and sits there. I must be
>> missing something.
> Yes you are.  The xymon-mailack program expects an email message on
> standard input, and if run on the command-line your keyboard becomes
> standard input.  You can do something like this:
> xymon-mailack --env=... < sample-email
> But first you need to put an email message into the file "sample-mail".
>  You could create a file like this by temporarily removing the .procmailrc
> file (to let messages go into the xymon user's mailbox) and then sending
> the xymon user an email, and then copying a mail message from
> /var/mail/xymon.  Note that the mailbox file can contain multiple messages
> each separated by blank line+"From " (from-space), and you only want one of
> them.
> J
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