periodic emails

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at
Wed Jan 4 11:57:55 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 10:36:50AM -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
J> > why do we send all these empty headings for periodic emails or given there is
J> > no output to this one can we
J> > 
J> > 1) suppress the empty sections (to me that sounds a bit like a wrong
J> >    return code or something maybe?), and
J> > 2) add an option to suppress "empty" periodic emails entirely?
J> Have you tried 'daily_show_success="NO"' in /etc/periodic.conf?
J> (Also security_show_success, weekly_show_success, and monthly_show_success?)
J> Those certainly have fixed both 1) and 2) for me.

Does security_show_success="YES" suppress the security report entirely
(no mail sent), if no security related issues found?

When I once tried OpenBSD, I loved that security report mail isn't
generated at all if not issues found.

Totus tuus, Glebius.

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