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Re: [monit] help with postfix configuration

From: Martin Pala
Subject: Re: [monit] help with postfix configuration
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 10:58:57 +0100

The "check file" is not necessary - "check process" is sufficient and it can 
perform restart if pidfile is missing. You can use verbose mode (-v option) to 
get more details.


On Nov 22, 2009, at 10:35 AM, Jack S wrote:

> Hello All,
> I am trying to configure the postfix monitoring for my servers, but
> since i'm not that familiar with monit have hit a snag.
> I have a web server which only emails out so port 25 is off from the outside.
> I think the only way to check that postfix is running on those boxes
> is to see if the pid file is there, but i'm not sure how to do it.
> I was thinking something like this:
> check process postfix with pidfile /var/spool/postfix/pid/
>   group mail
>   start program = "/usr/sbin/postfix start"
>   stop  program = "/usr/sbin/postfix stop"
> #   if failed host port 25 protocol smtp then restart
> #   if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then timeout
>   depends on postfix_pid
> check file postfix_pid with path /var/spool/postfix/pid/
> But I only need to see if the file is there since I cant check via the
> port, and my attempts don't work.
> Any suggestions appreciated.
> -- 
> Thanks!
> Jack
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