FQDN Misery Re: To: Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail? & amavisd-new Install

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 9 04:03:44 UTC 2007

--- NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On 11/08/2007 03:22 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > Also, I have no thoughts/plans ever to host an
> > internet site, etc, etc, and see no need for a
> free
> > domain name. This would be more complications, I
> don't
> > need. I just want root mail and mail from the
> > system/network sent to root to be sent to me as
> I'm
> > root and sole operator. Don't remember the program
> > names but I'm sure you know what I mean. When I
> ran
> > Debian, I got so much of it I uninstalled some of
> it. 
> > It just worked then but I believe exim4 was used
> ipo
> > postfix.
> > Your comments and assistance is most appreciated. 
> As
> > mentioned to David, Feisty, IMHO, should have set
> up
> > these mail programs better. A linux novice just
> can't
> > do it without lots of help.  Thanks again,
> > 
> > Leonard Chatagnier
> > lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
> > 
> If you recall, in another thread I'd mentioned that
> I had root mail that
> had been sent by rkhunter. Well I found a copy on
> the backup system, and
> it uses on root@<systemname>:
Yes, do remember but not all details.  I'll look to
see if I save it in my Debian folder which I should

> > From root at gg2xp Mon Sep 10 08:07:30 2007
> > Return-path: <root at gg2xp>
> > Envelope-to: root at gg2xp
> > Delivery-date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 08:07:30 -0700
> > Received: from root by gg2xp with local (Exim
> 4.63)
> > 	(envelope-from <root at gg2xp>)
> > 	id 1IUkrH-0006E3-Lw
> > 	for root at gg2xp; Mon, 10 Sep 2007 08:07:27 -0700
> > Subject: [rkhunter] Daily run
> > Message-Id: <E1IUkrH-0006E3-Lw at gg2xp>
> > From: root <root at gg2xp>
> > Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 08:07:27 -0700
> Note that rkhunter uses Exim & it requires no actual
> FQDN, but uses the
> systemname instead. Were I to reinstall rkhunter,
> I'd find that it
> installs the following:
Actually I did install rkhunter but it depends on
postfix|exim4 and I have postfix installed by default
on Feisty, I believe.  So, I would have to purge
postfix and install exim4. Which, I believe was the
Debian default when mutt and root mail just worked.
I'll most likely give exim4 a try if we can't get
postfix to send root mail to mutt.  This fqdn thing is
bewildering and I suspect that
username at sysname(ubuntu) would work if main.cf(postfix
conf) was set up right. Man pages don't help because
they assume you know too much. I'll stick with postfix
for now because of the time invested until a
conclusion is reached that it wont work or help ceases
before solution comes. Thanks for this incite. I was
thinking the same about exim4. Even as hard as Debian
was to set up(reason I came to Ubuntu) mutt and root
mail just worked.

> $ sudo apt-get install rkhunter
> [sudo] password for gg:
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> The following extra packages will be installed:
>   exim4 exim4-base exim4-config exim4-daemon-light
> libdb4.3

How did you get exim4 ipo postfix? I don't remember
having a choice installing(upgrading) feisty.  Maybe
my old mind just forgot; I do a lot of that lately,
he. he.

> Suggested packages:
>   eximon4 exim4-doc-html exim4-doc-info
> libmail-spf-query-perl
> Recommended packages:
>   mailx libmd5-perl
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   exim4 exim4-base exim4-config exim4-daemon-light
> libdb4.3 rkhunter
> 0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not
> upgraded.
> Need to get 2293kB of archives.
> That's it. So, perhaps you might want to explore
> exim instead? 

Will keep in mind and try it if postfix can't do it.

>I honestly don't know as I've never used postfix or
> exim.
Duh, you mean you don't use mutt to read root mail. 
Does rkhunter report it? I've ran rkhunter a couple of
times and it did't find anthing or are you talking
about standard output from CLI?
>Thanks for the info. It's a fallback if can't get
postfix right.

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net

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