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Old 01-17-2005, 12:53 PM   #1
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Sending output to mail account through cron.

Hello! I am trying to send the output of "./chkrootkit" to one of my email addresses that is not on the local server. Under the chkrootkit webpage, it states:
# Can I run chkrootkit from cron?

Yes. For example, to run chkrootkit every day at 3am and mail the output to root:

0 3 * * * (cd /path/to/chkrootkit; ./chkrootkit 2>&1 | mail -s "chkrootkit output" root)

As you can tell, this is sending the output to the root user, but I want it sent to my email address ( through a remote smtp server. Is this possible? I searched google and the 'mail' manual pages but I didn't see anything relevant. Thanks you any help!

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If sendmail is properly configured invoking mail with instead of root should do exactly
that ....

Old 01-18-2005, 12:54 PM   #3
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Thanks Tink! It worked like a charm... Just had to load up sendmail as you suggested.

Thanks again!



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