in order to get e-mail notifications for whatever software you may use you need to install and configure sendmail (no kidding).
In my case I needed to relay through my provider, upc.nl. Their smarthost is smtp.upcmail.nl. Let's do it!
by default omnios installs no mailer, so we need to install it:
# pkg install sendmail Packages to install: 1 Create boot environment: No Create backup boot environment: No Services to change: 1 DOWNLOAD PKGS FILES XFER (MB) Completed 1/1 133/133 1.3/1.3 PHASE ACTIONS Install Phase 205/205 PHASE ITEMS Package State Update Phase 1/1 Image State Update Phase 2/2
We need to enable it to have it start on boot, of course:
svcadm enable sendmail
we need to modify an mc file that will be used to 'compile' the configuration file using m4.
The config dir in omnios for sendmail is /etc/mail/. The main config file is /etc/mail/sendmail.cf, but you must not edit this file directly. Instead, go to /etc/mail/cf/cf and copy the macro file main.mc to whatever.mc. This is my mc file:
divert(0)dnl VERSIONID(`sendmail.mc (Sun)') OSTYPE(`solaris8')dnl DOMAIN(`solaris-generic')dnl define(`SMART_HOST', `smtp.upcmail.nl')dnl EXPOSED_USER(`root')dnl FEATURE(`genericstable',`hash -o /etc/mail/genericstable.db')dnl GENERICS_DOMAIN_FILE(`/etc/mail/generics-domains')dnl FEATURE(`access_db')dnl FEATURE(always_add_domain)dnl FEATURE(`masquerade_entire_domain')dnl FEATURE(`masquerade_envelope')dnl FEATURE(`allmasquerade')dnl MASQUERADE_AS(`asenjo.nl')dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(`zone4.asenjo.nl.')dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(localhost)dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(localhost.localdomain)dnl MAILER(`smtp')dnl
after that, compile the config file (from /etc/mail/cf/cf):
m4 ../m4/cf.m4 whatever.mc > whatever.cf
I will not explain the settings, you may buy the bat book to learn all you ever wanted to know about sendmail but were to shy to ask. Suffice to say, this works for me.
upc.nl will not let me relay unless I say my from: address is something they like. So that is why I use the masquerading directives.
we need to give root a decent from: address, so I make a genericstable file like this:
and compile the database with
makemap -r hash genericstable.db < genericstable
allow relaying local network
not the smartest thing to do in big environments, but sometimes you simple need to allow relaying, and for my home setup this was enough.
In the mc file you require:
and after that you need to create a /etc/mail/access with info like this:
replace 192.168.5 with your network details, obviously. Build the database in a similar way we built the genericstable:
makemap -r hash access.db < access
And you are all set.
copy config file
copy the whatever.cf file we just compiled to /etc/mail/sendmail.cf and restart the sendmail daemon:
svcadm refresh sendmail