Re: Can't start fetchmail in ip-up.d
On Sat, 12 Dec 1998, Mark Phillips wrote:
> > In my ip-up, I have a line
> > run-parts /etc/ppp/ip-up.d
> > So I put a file called fetchmail with a single line fetchmail.
> > I also made it executable.
> > But when my link is up, nothing happened. I tried to ps ax the
> >process. It is not there. I also checked /var/log/fetchmail, and nothing
> >is written there...
> I'm no expert, but I have a thought which may or may not help.
> When ip-up is run, which user actually runs it? Is it root, or is it
> daemon or something? If it is not root, then it might not use the
> .fetchmailrc in the root home directory? Could that be your problem?
> And while I'm here, can I ask a question? With your setup, is the idea
> that fetchmail will only run once, every time the ppp link goes up? What
> if new mail arrives while the ppp link is still up?
You can use:
set daemon 300 in .fetchmailrc. which will pull your mails
to your local machine for every 5 mins. You can even change 300 to 1, then
fetchmail will trying to contact the server for every seconds...
My problem is now fixed. It is ran by root. So all I need to do is
to put a .fetchamilrc in the root directory, then everything is fine.
The only problem I am having now is to use $LOGNAME. I am trying
to use this variable to forward mails to each individual account... I am
still wokring on it! :)
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