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

To: Caleb Anthony <caleb.anthony@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ldirectord: Allow sending email via external SMTP server
Cc: lvs-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:26:36 +1000
On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 01:54:07PM -0600, Caleb Anthony wrote:
> Hello all,
> Attached is a patch to ldirectord (version 1.186-ha-2.1.4) that adds a
> new configuration directive "smtp". This directive allows ldirectord
> to send notification emails via an external SMTP server instead of
> using the built-in Mail::Mailer methods. I wrote this patch because
> none of the methods in Mail::Mailer were convenient for use in our
> environment. However, we do run an enterprise wide SMTP relay for
> internal notifications, such as those generated by ldirectord. I would
> imagine many other organizations are in the same situation we are, and
> this would be a good addition to ldirectord.
> Feel free to add/change/remove anything that doesn't seem right with the code.
> Also, let me know if should post this to the Linux-HA development
> mailing list instead of here.
> Thanks.

Hi Caleb,

I'm a little confused about how this is different to
Using the "smtp" type for Mail::Mailer? Could you explain
a little about why that wasn't useful for your set-up?


Simon Horman
  VA Linux Systems Japan K.K. Satellite Lab in Sydney, Australia
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