FreeBSD Port: geomWatch-1.3.0_2

Robert William Vesterman bob at
Sat Feb 11 20:45:48 UTC 2017


I just found the geomWatch port which you maintain.  I have a question 
about it, but haven't been able to find the answer yet, so I hope you 
don't mind me asking you:

I intentionally do not have a full blown MTA on my box, so I don't have 
anything listening at localhost:25.  Instead, I use the ssmtp 
port, as suggested in the FreeBSD handbook section "Setting Up to Send 
Only" <>.  ssmtp 
is then configured to talk to an external SMTP server whenever a local 
account tries to send an email.

I tried setting up geomWatch, but it seems like it requires speaking 
directly to an SMTP server.  Is this correct? Or is there a way to set 
it up so that it perhaps just uses something like the built-in "mail" 
command to send, which would (on my box) then use ssmtp behind the scenes?

Or must I either set up an SMTP server on my box or else configure 
geomWatch to use an external SMTP server?


Bob Vesterman

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