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Re: [opensuse] rootmail does not work, no matter what
  • From: stakanov <stakanov@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:31:57 +0200
  • Message-id: <188273601.SSrL8KLsu3@roadrunner>
In data sabato 23 settembre 2017 07:23:41 CEST, Per Jessen ha scritto:
stakanov wrote:
In data venerdì 22 settembre 2017 21:40:50 CEST, Per Jessen ha

stakanov wrote:
In data venerdì 22 settembre 2017 21:32:26 CEST, Per Jessen ha

stakanov wrote:
In data venerdì 22 settembre 2017 20:42:22 CEST, Per Jessen ha

Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2017-09-22 18:16, stakanov wrote:
I tried to fix this since I updated to 42.3.
Is there a bug with rootmail not working in that version? I
do see there is mail in rootmail, I did set correctly to
receive rootmail, but I do not receive anything.
Seccheck: nothing
rkhunter: nothing.
Now these two run (or should run) on a daily basis and
should give a report via rootmail.
Any suggestion on how to receive rootmail with kmail again?
Permissions are set correctly, I checked.

If you use postfix (it is the default) and procmail, then
mail to root is disabled. You redirect it to a user instead.

Not sure what procmail has to do with it, I never use it. With
the default postfix config, mail to root is delivered to root's
mailbox at /var/mail/root.

To read it, go into a shell, switch to root, run 'mail'. To
have it delivered to a user account, amend /etc/aliases.

O.K. it seems that there is no mail since August. That is:
rkhunter and seccheck cannot send mail to root.

Try it yourself:

"mail -r root root", then type a subject and close with '.' on a
line by itself.

How did you determine that they cannot? Check /var/log/mail and
you should see lines like:

pickup[18017]: 77F8A6169F: uid=0 from=<root>

The last mail is from 27.08. then there is no mail.
I see the mails in var/log/mail in kmail.
But no new mail arrives since I updated to 42.3

Okay. Were you able to send root a mail?


send-mail: fatal: parameter inet_interfaces: no local interface found
for ::1

I think to recall a regression that did that. When you have ipv6
disabled. But I do not recall the solution (that at the time I found

Remove 'localhost' from the line with ::1 in /etc/hosts.

Mind you, there is rarely any good reason to disable IPv6.

Why would I leave ipv6 active if non of my providers does deliver it, nor does
offer dual stack? In the fritzbox there is a known vulnerability that is still
not fixed (and the producer does not seem to hast) that is hitting you only if
you have ipv6 enabled. Thus I disabled it also in my modem/router.
I will try you suggestion, currently it still does not work, so I think you
are right, I will just comment it out.

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