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RE: monit alerting

From: Tom O'Brien
Subject: RE: monit alerting
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 12:24:27 -0400

On Apr 19, 2005, at 12:09 PM, SorinS wrote:

>> I was wondering - can monit send alerts to a plain file as opossed to
>> sending an email? In my prod environment email is disabled.
>> Does anybody think this would be a usefull feature?
>Send the mail to pipe alias.  You can do anything you want with the
>mail as input there, especially as you can specify the format of the
>messages in monit.  If standard tools like procmail aren't enough for
>you, see Dan Bernstein's mess822.

Sounds good, but doesn't monit connect directly to the port (25 normally) of the server specified in the monit config file? Even a local delivery to your own server would go through your MTA...which might be down, or not running.


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