Frequently Asked Questions

General

  1. Why Use Mail On Reboot?

    To let you know any time a system has rebooted for any reason.

    Why is this a good thing to know? Several reasons: First it lets you know that something has happened. That something could be a power issue, an OS upgrade, or anything in between.

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Installation

  1. What is required to run Mail On Reboot?

    A UNIX Shell

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  3. What Operating Systems are supported?

    HP-UX
    IRIX
    Linux
    SunOS
    Mac

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  5. Can I send reboot messages to multiple addresses?

    Sure. That can be done a number of ways.

    First (and probably easiest) you can edit the mail to address to be a comma separated list of addresses. If you prefer to keep it a little cleaner and easier to manage, we recommend setting up a mail alias to send the messages to that will automagically distribute it to multiple recipients. You could also set up a single recipient address with forwarding filters.

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Operation

  1. What sort of messages are generated with Mail On Reboot?

    There are two possible messages that are generated.

    Boot Message:

    From: root
    Subject: Reboot: server.your.domain

    server.your.domain has rebooted.
    OS Version: Linux 2.6.18-194.11.4.el5
    Mon Feb 28 11:08:05 MST 2011


    mail_on_reboot 2.0.7


    Test Message:

    From: root
    Subject: Test Reboot Message: server.your.domain

    This is a test message from server.your.domain.
    In the event of a system reboot, you will receive a
    similar message without the word TEST in the subject,
    or this paragraph.

    server.your.domain has rebooted
    OS Version: Linux 2.6.18-194.11.4.el5
    Mon Feb 28 11:08:05 MST 2011


    mail_on_reboot 2.0.7

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  3. My system has rebooted, why am I not recieving messages?

    Did you make sure to change the root variable (line 39) to a valid e-mail address?

    It could also be that there is a delay on the mail server.

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