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Old 12-05-2010, 05:07 AM   #1
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yum-updatesd Configuration


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I can see that in yum-updatesd configuration i can use smtp_server to rely mail notifications as per below outputs from man pages

smtp_server
SMTP server to use when sending mail, host or a hostort string. Defaults to ‘localhost:25’.



The problem that this option doesn't work at all and it rely into the local MTA not the one set on the smtp_server


Have any one tried this before ?
 
Old 12-06-2010, 02:43 PM   #2
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HI-

I can see that in yum-updatesd configuration i can use smtp_server to rely mail notifications as per below outputs from man pages
smtp_server
SMTP server to use when sending mail, host or a hostort string. Defaults to ‘localhost:25’.
The problem that this option doesn't work at all and it rely into the local MTA not the one set on the smtp_server
Have any one tried this before ?
I haven't done it in a while, I remember you have to set the parameter:
emit_via = email

along with email_to and email_from, these have to be valid users in your local system that way your mail server (sendmail, postfix) will forward them to the default smtp_server localhost:25 (if only realying email internally/locally).

email_to = user@localhost
email_from = user@localhost

--Axel

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Old 12-07-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thanks Axel , actually it's working perfect for me if the machine has it's own MTA , the problem that i've machines thier hostnames aren't FQDN so i need to relay on another mail server

anyway i used smtp_server = mailserver:25 and it didn't work , there is no even logs in the mail server indicate that machines established connection with it, i think there is a problem in the python helpder itself for the yum-update , am trying to trace it but i was wondering if anyone already relayed on another mail server with yum


thanks again
 
Old 04-24-2012, 06:04 AM   #4
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The problem that this option doesn't work at all and it rely into the local MTA not the one set on the smtp_server
An old thread, but didn't have the answer I was looking for...

So, looking at the source for both yum-updatesd and yum-updatesd-helper, the way to get an email sent through a relay and not via a local mail server is to add use_sendmail = no to /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf as well as setting your smtp_server - without this your smtp_server setting is ignored.
 
  


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