smtp-notify - email notification daemon for software events
smtp-notify is a daemon that subscribes to software events and Fault Management lifecycle events and produces email notifications based on a set of notification preferences that are stored in the SMF service configuration repository.
Email notification preferences are set using svccfg(8).
smtp-notify is managed by the service management facility, smf(7), under the service FMRI:
The following service properties can be set:
This is an astring property that defaults to /. When set, the specified root directory will be used for all pathnames evaluated by smtp-notify.
By default, the body of the email event notification will be based on a set of localized message templates that are delivered with the Oracle Solaris operating system. smtp-notify will lookup the appropriate template (based on the event class) and fill in the template using elements from the event payload.
A user-supplied message body template can be substituted by specifying the msg_template notification preference. Refer to svccfg(8) for more information about setting notification preferences on a per-service or per-event-class basis.
The message body template can contain the expansion macros listed below. These macros will be expanded by smtp-notify before sending the message.
Macro Description ----- ----------- %% expands to a literal % character %<HOSTNAME> expands to the hostname on which the event occurred %<URL> expands to the URL of the knowledge article associated with this event %<CLASS> expands to the event class %<UUID> expands to the UUID of the event %<CODE> expands to the knowledge article message ID %<SEVERITY> expands to the severity of the event
For SMF service state transition events, the following additional macros can be specified in a message template:
%<FMRI> expands to FMRI of the affected service %<FROM-STATE> expands to the previous state of the service %<TO-STATE> expands to the new state of the service
To facilitate email filtering, smtp-notify will create X-headers for the following components of the event payload for all event classes:
Header name Value ----------- ----- X-FMEV-HOSTNAME the name of the host on which the event occurred X-FMEV-CLASS the event class X-FMEV-CODE the Knowledge article message ID X-FMEV-SEVERITY the severity of the event X-FMEV-UUID the UUID of the event
SMF service state transition events will also include the following additional X-headers:
Header name Value ----------- ----- X-FMEV-FMRI the FMRI of the affected SMF service X-FMEV-FROM-STATE the previous state of the service X-FMEV-TO-STATE the new state of the service
The following command configures notification preferences for SMF service state transition events.
# svccfg -s svc:/system/svc/global:default setnotify -g \ from-online,to-maintenance mailto:firstname.lastname@example.orgExample 2 Enabling Email Notifications
The following command enables email notifications for Fault Management problem diagnosis events.
# svccfg setnotify problem-diagnosed mailto:email@example.comExample 3 Listing Notification Settings
The following command lists all notification settings for Fault Management problem diagnosis events.
# svccfg listnotify problem-diagnosed
See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes: