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Re: starting fetch mail when system boots up



Tim wrote:
On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 20:14 -0700, Don Russell wrote:
Is there a (standard/best practices) way to start fetchmail automatically when the system starts? I've googled and seen that it's easy, just "service fetchmail start", but when I try that as root, I get an error that says fetchmail is an unrecognized service.

In my /etc/rc.local I have entries like this, one per user:

su janedoe -c "/usr/bin/fetchmail -d 900"
su johndoe -c "/usr/bin/fetchmail -d 913"

NB:  I picked different poll periods so everything doesn't happen at
once, all the time.

Tim, that worked great... while I was in /etc/rc.local I added another line to send a short e-mail message saying the system restarted and to check things out. This way I'll be notified of any unscheduled restarts too. (power fail/restore or whatever)


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