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Re: [nocol-users] sending mail without sendmail??
On Tue, Jun 20, 2000 at 12:59:43PM -0500, Chuck Pierce wrote: > does anyone have a mail script (preferably written in perl) that allows you to > send mail to ops (using nocol) with out having sendmail installed (ie. the > "mail" program). I have a machine that I want to use as the nocol monitoring > box, but I don't want to have sendmail/qmail installed on it. thanks - Chuck Easiest way, in my estimation, is to install sendmail, owned by "nocol" and run it from a cronjob (with a "-q") every few minutes. At least in this fashion, someone would have to break nocol (or its login, etc) to get access to sendmail. (yeah, there's probably a few other permission changes that will need to happen to the box, too) All in all, I think that's relatively secure and less prone to abuse... Baring that, you still need some sendmail-like thing to manage the SMTP dialog back to your mail relay or hub. Hope that helps... Regards, Russell -- Russell M. Van Tassell firstname.lastname@example.org "Who me? I just wander from room to room."