changed root alias/unusual system events
r-militante at northwestern.edu
Wed Aug 20 05:49:55 PDT 2003
i have a general question, probably no big deal. a while ago, i edited /etc/aliases and did 'new aliases', so that root's email account now points to one of my email accounts - i have logcheck set up as a cron job every fifteen minutes to notify me of unusual system events.
ever since this happened, the great majority of emails to root have looked like
Subject: my.hostname.com 08/19/03:14.00 system check
Unusual System Events
Aug 19 13:45:01 chronicle sm-mta: h7JIj1ZT028345:
+from=<root at my.hostname.com>, size=1061, class=0, nrcpts=1,
+msgid=<200308191845.h7JIj1MM028343 at my.hostname.com>, proto=ESMTP,
+daemon=Daemon0, relay=localhost [127.0.0.1]
Aug 19 13:45:01 chronicle sm-mta: h7JIj1ZT028345: to=me at my.pop.email,
+ctladdr=<root at my.hostname.com> (0/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00,
+mailer=esmtp, pri=31400, relay=relay.my.mailserver [111.222.333.444], dsn=2.0.0,
+stat=Sent (Mail accepted)
can someone interpret this message for me? i'm guessing that it's telling me that it just forwarded root's mail to my regular email account, which would be normal behavior, but i'm not sure...
FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE-p2 #0: Mon Aug 11 13:00:11 CDT 2003
7:35AM up 6 days, 7:20, 3 users, load averages: 0.01, 0.20, 0.57
An exotic journey in downtown Newark is in your future.
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