miT Posted March 4, 2010 Share Posted March 4, 2010 Continuing in part off of my last Ubuntu Server post, "The Perfect Linux Server" - http://forums.hak5.org/index.php?showtopic=15160, I decided that i wanted the server to send me emails updating its status with me. If the HD space gets low, the RAM is all used up, services go down, or even i lose internet at my house while im out and about, i get a nice email from my server notifying me of the problem (at least when my inet comes back online). What better way to top this off than with use of a gmail account that i already owned and used? In this post, i will walk you through installing the following along side your postfix installation: Self signed SSL certfication (don't want anyone being nosey!) Apticron - A nice set of scripts that will execute 'apt-get udpate' and email you the results Webmin - One of the best web based management consoles for head-less servers. Has a great system notification setup, along with many many many other goodies. Note: This how-to assumes you've already installed Postfix mail server on an Ubuntu Linux Server (sudo apt-get postfix) http://timashley.me/node/370 Enjoy! :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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