View Full Version : [ubuntu] Software RAID - Sending mail for notification of failure

March 14th, 2010, 05:14 PM

I am having troubles sending mail from my server, that is, getting my mail accepted by the recipient.

I just want to be sure that I'm going to get an email when a disk fails in my file server!

I have a fresh install of 9.10.. This is just a test installation (I won't disable the root account on the real server)

Can anyone kindly give me any insight on this? (I replaced my email address with a dummy address)

root@ubuntu:~# echo 'hey buddy' | sendmail me@example.com
root@ubuntu:~# tail /var/log/syslog
Mar 14 08:41:23 ubuntu postfix/pickup[957]: CF48937E5C: uid=0 from=<root>
Mar 14 08:41:23 ubuntu postfix/cleanup[1280]: CF48937E5C: message-id=<20100314154123.CF48937E5C@ubuntu>
Mar 14 08:41:23 ubuntu postfix/qmgr[958]: CF48937E5C: from=<root@ubuntu>, size=263, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Mar 14 08:41:24 ubuntu postfix/smtp[1283]: CF48937E5C: to=<me@example.com>, relay=fltr-in2.mail.dreamhost.com[]:25, delay=0.27, delays=0.03/0.01/0.18/0.04, dsn=5.5.2, status=bounced (host fltr-in2.mail.dreamhost.com[] said: 504 5.5.2 <root@ubuntu>: Sender address rejected: need fully-qualified address (in reply to RCPT TO command))
Mar 14 08:41:24 ubuntu postfix/cleanup[1280]: 1AA0837E5D: message-id=<20100314154124.1AA0837E5D@ubuntu>
Mar 14 08:41:24 ubuntu postfix/qmgr[958]: 1AA0837E5D: from=<>, size=2109, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Mar 14 08:41:24 ubuntu postfix/bounce[1284]: CF48937E5C: sender non-delivery notification: 1AA0837E5D
Mar 14 08:41:24 ubuntu postfix/qmgr[958]: CF48937E5C: removed
Mar 14 08:41:24 ubuntu postfix/local[1285]: 1AA0837E5D: to=<root@ubuntu>, relay=local, delay=0.03, delays=0/0.01/0/0.01, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: procmail -a "$EXTENSION")
Mar 14 08:41:24 ubuntu postfix/qmgr[958]: 1AA0837E5D: removed

solar george
March 14th, 2010, 09:21 PM
The problem you're seing is that the email doesn't come from a valid internet email address but from a local @ubuntu (i assume thats the hostname of your server).
I believe you can edit a file called /etc/mailname and set it to your fqdn (fully qualified domain name) i.e. including the .com or .co.uk