/etc/mailname and cron
tandj at netins.net
Thu Apr 27 00:50:26 UTC 2006
i just got a note from my isp, and the monthly cron job output from my
machine got mailed to their root account. i think they don't like that.
i must have fubar'd some domain stuff during install
because /etc/mailname had their domain rather than localhost.localdomain
in it. I changed the file and tested it by running:
sudo run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly
It seemed to run ok, but no mail showed up. If, as I suspect, my isp
got another copy, there must be something else I need to do. Or perhaps
I misunderstand the function of this file.
I'm sure the isp guys have plenty to do without fielding spurious mail
to their root account. Can anyone suggest what i might do next?
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