changed root alias/unusual system events

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Aug 22 08:37:38 PDT 2003

Redmond Militante <r-militante at> writes:

> hi all
> 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: 08/19/03:14.00 system check
> X-UIDL: 4%\!![P/"!lU=!!4=N!!
> Unusual System Events
> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
> Aug 19 13:45:01 chronicle sm-mta[28345]: h7JIj1ZT028345:
> +from=<root at>, size=1061, class=0, nrcpts=1,
> +msgid=<200308191845.h7JIj1MM028343 at>, proto=ESMTP,
> +daemon=Daemon0, relay=localhost []
> Aug 19 13:45:01 chronicle sm-mta[28346]: h7JIj1ZT028345: to=me at,
> +ctladdr=<root at> (0/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00,
> +mailer=esmtp, pri=31400, [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...

That's sure what it looks like.

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