[SunHELP] syslog send a mail

Dave Fischer dave at cca.org
Wed Jan 26 15:07:42 CST 2005

siyeclover at online.ie writes:

>Thanks ,James

>I have some application run on a v880, I seldom login in the v880.
>So I wish the syslog can send error messages to me by mail when some
>error occur.
>My email client always runs.
>I try to use
>tail -f /var/adm/messages |grep "error" |mail root
>but it doesn't work.
>It can't send a new mail to root when new error occur.

If there is a unix system that you are commonly logged into,
send the syslog data from the v880 over there. syslogd is
very happy to send messages to a remote syslogd, it's trivial
to configure.

syslogd also has *some* concept of emailing messages, but I'm 
not sure it'll do what you're looking for.

"man syslog.conf" obviously.

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