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Re: two sysadmin problems I can't solve three months after switching to Debian-KDE

Amaya notes:
>You do not need to change the sendmail reference in /etc/ in debian
>there is a system in place so that invoking sendmail works no matter
>what smpt server you are using (exim, postfix, qmail..)

Maybe the problem is not with SMTP then, hmm.

Amaya helpfully asks:
> * Do you want logrotate to send you the logs by email?
>  Then you need to use the mail directive in /etc/logrotate.conf

I used to get a sort of daily highlights report on Fedora that was a
summary of higher criticality messages from /var/log/messages and
rkhunter.    The messages were great, as they weren't the entire
logfiles, but just the parts I possibly needed to look at.     I'd
like to read such messages on Debian, too.     Is there a mechanism to
set this up?    Maybe it would be better to set up splunk or somesuch?
   I'm not administering servers used by others, here, just my
personal development machines.

Thanks for your assistance so far!

Alison Chaiken
(650) 279-5600  (cell)
"Laws only declare rights; they do not deliver them." Happy Birthday, Dr.

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