[OmniOS-discuss] email notifications from SMF and FMA

Matjaž M matjaz85 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 17:21:10 UTC 2017

The easiest way to send an email from CLI or crontab I found is Heirloom mailx. You can find it here:
http://heirloom.sourceforge.net/mailx.html <http://heirloom.sourceforge.net/mailx.html>

You will need to make/make install yourself.

And then you can use info on how to set it up from here:
https://www.systutorials.com/1411/sending-email-from-mailx-command-in-linux-using-gmails-smtp/ <https://www.systutorials.com/1411/sending-email-from-mailx-command-in-linux-using-gmails-smtp/>

BR, Matjaz

> On 5. sep. 2017, at 14:28, Doug Hughes <doug at will.to> wrote:
> wouldn't it be easier to use your local MTA (postfix, sendmail) to do this? Then SMF just has to execute /bin/mail or equivalent and your MTA can act as an outbound relay agent.
> Sent from my android device.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johan Kragsterman <johan.kragsterman at capvert.se>
> To: omnios-discuss <omnios-discuss at lists.omniti.com>
> Sent: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 3:44
> Subject: [OmniOS-discuss] email notifications from SMF and FMA
> Hi!
> I need to send mails from SMF to a remote SMTP server, and want/need to include auth credentials.
> I know how to use the SMF service to send the mail.
> I know how to get the user/passwd into encode_base64, but how do I pass it on to the mail? As well as the port. I guess the port would look like this: root at mailserver.com <mailto:root at mailserver.com>:465, would it?
> But the rest...?
> I've seen Peter Tribble been blogging about these features, but not exactly how it would look like to pass on the credentials to your mail.
> Best regards from/Med vänliga hälsningar från
> Johan Kragsterman
> Capvert
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