Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198255
rkhunter email subject line improvement
Last modified: 2008-05-06 12:05:55 EDT
Description of problem:
When running rkhunter on multiple systems it can be difficult to easily identify
which email comes from which server (they all look alike). Adding the hostname
to the subject line (similar to the way logwatch does) would solve the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run rkhunter on multiple boxes with the emails forwarded to a single account
All the emails look like:
root <root@localhost> rkhunter Daily Run
Diff file attached modifies the cron.daily file to add the hostname to the email
Created attachment 132186 [details]
Patch dron.daily to add hostname to email subject line
Created attachment 132426 [details]
rkhunter email subject line improvement (cont.)
For post-install application by root user
Thanks Brian for providing a concise and well documented suggestion.
(and especially thanks for providing a patchfile)
I intend to roll this into the next periodic release
I've provided an improvement on your suggestion by adding $OSTYPE to the subject
line as well (since rkhunter is relatively OS independent) and provided a new
patchfile here for your application. I'm going to push this change upstream
to Michael Boelen if you haven't already.
Created attachment 132427 [details]
rkhunter email subject line improvement (correction)
Forgot the double quotes...
Greg - glad I could be of help. I have not said anything to upstream as I
couldn't find the cron script in the upstream. Thanks for taking the time to
package and maintain rkhunter for all us FC users.
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