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Old 10-08-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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I've installed AVG Anti-Virus on a Debian linux box. Is there a way to setup automated scan with the task scheduler and have it e-mail the report to an address?
 
Old 10-09-2013, 05:24 AM   #2
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sure, crontab can be used for scheduled tasks, it can start avgscan and mail the result.
 
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sure, crontab can be used for scheduled tasks, it can start avgscan and mail the result.
Thank you for the reply. I understand how to implement it in to crotab but how do I get the results mailed?
 
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Put the following line above the job in your crontab and it will send any output from subsequent cron jobs to that e-mail.

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MAILTO=your@email.addy
 
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Put the following line above the job in your crontab and it will send any output from subsequent cron jobs to that e-mail.

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MAILTO=your@email.addy
Do settings need to be setup for mail to be sent?
 
Old 10-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #6
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:49 AM   #7
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Do settings need to be setup for mail to be sent?
Settings in what?

In sendmail? No, not if your mail is working.
In crond? Not that I'm aware of.
In your AV? As long as it sends its results to stdout then they'll get mailed.

You need to be clear when asking questions like that.

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Settings in what?

In sendmail? No, not if your mail is working.
In crond? Not that I'm aware of.
In your AV? As long as it sends its results to stdout then they'll get mailed.

You need to be clear when asking questions like that.
I apologize for not being more clear and thank you for getting back to me. Yes. I was referring to AV in the crontab. We don't have a mailbox set with smtp on the machine so I was just wondering how the mail gets forward to a different address.
 
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I apologize for not being more clear and thank you for getting back to me. Yes. I was referring to AV in the crontab. We don't have a mailbox set with smtp on the machine so I was just wondering how the mail gets forward to a different address.
Ah, you will need some form of smtp transport such as postfix or sendmail running on your server for the mail to be sent to an address outside the server. I believe there are a few other resources out there that show how to get crond to use a different mailer but to be honest I've not looked in to that much.

You could also check your AV software, it may have a configurable option to mail any reports and it may have the option to use an external mail server.
 
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Ah, you will need some form of smtp transport such as postfix or sendmail running on your server for the mail to be sent to an address outside the server. I believe there are a few other resources out there that show how to get crond to use a different mailer but to be honest I've not looked in to that much.

You could also check your AV software, it may have a configurable option to mail any reports and it may have the option to use an external mail server.
The AV software doesn't have anything built it but thank you for the response. I will try and figure something out.
 
  


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