Re: Sending a simple mail from debian slug
On 16/12/12 11:02, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Hi everyone and thanks for your support,
I'll try to answer all questions so far.
I don't know sendEmail, but I would expect Arcor to require some
Yes, I thought that is what exim is for.
Exim is more for doing your actual mail delivery. If you're sending
through a third-party mail service then you will need to do some extra
configuration to authenticate with that mail service.
It would be more normal to use your own ISP's smart host to relay your
outgoing mail. That probably wouldn't require authentication, since it
would recognise that you are coming from one of its IP addresses.
As an alternative, if you only need to send e-mail to one address, you
could configure that address's recipient e-mail server as your smart
host. You then wouldn't need to do any authentication because the
server would recognise the incoming e-mail as being for one of its users.
Assuming however that you do need to route through Arcor, then you need
to edit /etc/exim4/passwd.client and put the relevant authentication
details there. There are comments in the file to tell you what to put.
I rebooted the NSLU2 of course.
Well, I have not applied the option to shutdown the slug with the
power button, so I just unplug the power.
The directory /var is empty.
More ouch! Unless you have multiple file systems on your stick (show us
the contents of /etc/fstab) it seems you might have corrupted your file
system by yanking the power. It's very unusual, but it is possible if
you don't shut the system down cleanly. The same thing might account
for the disappearance of sshd.
I did find the paniclog under:
/etc/logrotate.d/exim4-paniclog but not the auth.log.
create 640 Debian-exim adm
That's just an instruction on how to handle log rotation - not the file
Your best bet might be to re-install Debian on the slug, then configure
exim (unless of course you have a backup of the file system).
Don't shut down systems by yanking the power.
Use "sudo shutdown -h now".