Encrypt PGP daily security email

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Fri May 17 15:14:24 UTC 2019

On Thu, 16 May 2019 10:45:02 +0200
xpetrl via freebsd-questions wrote:

> Dear All,
> I'm receiving every night the daily security output per email;
> the server is host only and uses ssmpt with a smtp relay.
> Is there a way to encrypt that email?


It's actually simpler to do this if the security report is
configured to be inline in daily. In that case you can set


in periodic.conf. That should cause the output to go to stdout, and you can
pipe that to a script by changing the entry in /etc/crontab to
something like 

# Perform daily/weekly/monthly maintenance.
1	3	*	*	*	root	periodic daily 2>&1 | yourscript

When security is not inline it's more complicated as 'periodic security' is
run from /etc/periodic/daily/450.status-security. In order to handle
the security report separately you would need to disable this and run
'periodic security' directly from crontab with the appropriate:


I'm not sure what XXX would be there, probably just "security",
450.status-security uses daily_status_security_output, but there may be
something in /etc/defaults/periodic.conf that sets security_output from that.

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