F20 - Unintended consequences of no default MTA - How best to fix
Bruno Wolff III
bruno at wolff.to
Mon Dec 30 19:20:25 UTC 2013
On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 14:00:50 -0500,
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
>It isn't? Are you saying I was not clear in saying this is for local
>deliveries only, or are you saying that for some users, they may not
>want local delivery, as they don't read mail that is locally stored
The wording could have been better, but I do think that for many users,
they aren't likely to be reading mail from the local machine (and less
likely to be reading root's email). So for mail delivery I think it would
make more sense to be able to easily send it to remote addresses rather
than trying to drop it into /var/mail.
>More so than going through the logs. Plus you probably can configure
>your mail reader to also process the local store as well as your mail
>server. Got to look at Thunderbird to see if I can...
Some clients can definitely do that, but it isn't going to obvious to people
that they should do that. I think it's going to be sysadm types that worry
about what's getting sent to root on their machines.
>And logwatch is all about taking logs and summarizing them. Log that
>as well? Seems a little convoluted.
It depends on how much value is added by the short logs.
I think for normal desktop users, desktop alerts of abnormal activity is
going to be more useful then log extracts. However, currently logwatch
reports a lot of stuff that isn't really important and you wouldn't want
generate alerts for everything it currently reports on.
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