[rt-users] Newbie Alert (Mail settings)

Jesse jesse at fsck.com
Fri Dec 1 22:23:38 EST 2000

Could you just run fetchmail on your RT server every N minutes?

On Fri, Dec 01, 2000 at 08:44:14PM -0500, Bruce D. Meyer wrote:
> I have rt on a test server right now. I'd rather learn it and mess it up
> there before it goes prime time. One thing I noticed is due to my paranoid
> way of running the servers. (ISP) I only allow 2 of our 24 servers to run a
> mail server. One is sendmail running as a Daemon and handles a few thousand
> users, and the others is NT based. When one of the servers needs to send
> something via email (like logcheck reports of portsentry etc) it just
> executes sendmail sends it's stuff and unloads. (Sendmail is a bear to make
> relay proof, and one is enough to keep on eye on) I realize (I think!) that
> RT will actually need to receive email, not just send it.  This occurred to
> me when one of the guys testing it asked why he kept getting a 'server
> unavailable will keep retrying every 4 hours for the next 5 days in his
> mailbox every 4 hours from some dude named 'rt.' ;--)
> I still won't run sendmail as a daemon, but have considered setting up
> either a semaphore or just running sendmail ever 155 minutes as a cronjob to
> send and receive anything waiting on it. Is that a problem, or what does
> anyone else do, who is not allowing sendmail (or some other email software0
> to run as a full time daemon?
> I guess I am referring specifically to people whose servers are live on the
> internet 24 hours a day and have to deal with RBL, orbs etc and keep the
> spammers away from there machines.
> Thanks, and please excuse me if I sound like I am clueless. (See subject)
> Bruce Meyer
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