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Date:      Tue, 19 Sep 2006 21:50:18 -0700
From:      jekillen <jekillen@prodigy.net>
To:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   mail to root
Message-ID:  <2d6e28fbc9d4d02b9c37e9f9c2ee62d7@prodigy.net>

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Hello again;
I have a question about how mail from the system is generated for root.
This question was prompted when I edited the Postfix aliases file and
ran newaliases, then did postfix reload, assuming the mail system was
running. I was informed that Postfix was not running. So the question,
how does mail generated by the system get delivered to the root account?
Here is my motive:
I have a server that I want to run headless. I want to be able to 
retrieve
mail to root from another machine via ssh login (on the same private net
work number/netmask 255.255.255.0). I cannot login to the system as
root over ssh. I don't know if I can read root mail with su (as wheel 
group
member). I tried this but maybe I'm not using the appropriate parameter.
Or maybe there isn't any. I don't know where to look for an answer to 
this
question, other than this knowledgeable group.....Oh, man mail maybe?
Thanks in advance
Jeff K




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