Re: [PATCH] ldirectord: Allow sending email via external SMTP server

To: Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ldirectord: Allow sending email via external SMTP server
Cc: lvs-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Caleb Anthony <caleb.anthony@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 13:42:06 -0600
I think that's a good idea, I'll see what I can do to get a patch that
adds that functionality.

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 9:11 AM, Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 07:47:07AM -0600, Caleb Anthony wrote:
>> >From what I understand about Mail::Mailer (maybe incorrectly!), in
>> order to use the SMTP functionality, you have to be running an SMTP
>> server on the same server as ldirectord. That isn't an option in our
>> organization, so I had to add the ability to use an external SMTP
>> server.
>> Am I wrong about Mail::Mailer? Can it use an SMTP server other than
>> one on the server that ldirectord is also running on?
> Sorry, I was a bit confused.
> I think that Mail::Mailer can probably do what you are after,
> but the current ldirectord code uses Mail::Send, which does
> not apper to be able to access an SMTP server.
> With regards to the patch, I think that it might be nice
> to arrance things such that there are two functions,
> one whcih contains the existing Mail::Send code, including
> the call to "use Mail::Send;". One that includes your new code,
> including any calls to use or require. And have ld_emailalert_send()
> call one of these functions depending on if $SMTP is set or not.
> --
> Simon Horman
>  VA Linux Systems Japan K.K. Satellite Lab in Sydney, Australia
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