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Re: [opensuse] How to monitor Linux systems from a focal/central point (was: ranting and raving about removing the MTA).
  • From: Anton Aylward <anton.aylward@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 17:38:09 -0400
  • Message-id: <4904E341.10101@xxxxxxxxxx>
Per Jessen said the following on 10/25/2008 04:21 PM:

HOW did you do it?

sSMTP actually, but it was overkill as it only talked to my mailhub.
As I said, 'netcat' would have done the job, or a small shell script.

sSMTP 'cos I was keeping mu options open. I had this idea that perhaps
I would have a profile for the laptop at home on the home LAN and it
forwards to my mailhub, and another profile for when I'm away and it
forwards to an ISP and my mailhub fetches that via 'fetchmail'. Anyway,
lightweight stuff. The real heavy Postfix set-up is on the mailhub.
Keep it DRY.

The point, as Ruben Safir originally made, is that some of the stuff
that dependencies drag in is overfill for a single machine, a laptop, a
home computer, especially one that is primary concerned with browsing.

In 2006, the attackers want to pay the rent. They don't want to write a
worm that destroys your hardware. They want to assimilate your computers
and use them to make money.
— Mike Danseglio,
program manager in the Security Solutions group at Microsoft,
April 4, 2006
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