Email alerts for ldirectord (patch in URL)

Reid Sutherland mofino at
Tue Aug 2 16:02:29 BST 2005

On 8/1/05, Peter Mueller <pmueller at> wrote:
> Hello Horms,
> Please consider adding this to CVS.  It is diffed against CVS obtained from
> today.  The functionality added is to send an email when a server goes in and
> out of service.  You must change the two email address variables to make it
> work.  Currently they are:
> +$ALERTEMAILOUTSERVICE = "outofservicemeailaddresshere at localhost";
> +$ALERTEMAILRESTORESERVICE = "restoreservicemeailaddresshere at localhost";
> Depending on the server the 'restore' service is less useful because a
> ldirectord reload, such as kill -HUP ldirectord, will send out a restore for
> each server.  Also, I am not certain what a solution would be for a user that
> does not want email.  Comment out the two ld_alert instance calls by default?
> Or maybe change the default email to root at localhost?

Nice patch, but you're not even checking to see if /usr/lib/sendmail
exists or if it even ran without errors.  Ideally you would make all
these variables, configuration variables as well.  I'd have to say
this patch is incomplete, but it's a good idea.


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