Sending completion notices by email

Managers can designate users to receive email notices when policy runs are complete. Email notices help to ensure that security and system administrators receive timely security reports.

To send completion notices by email

  1. On Windows operating systems, specify an SMTP server and port number in the esm\config\mail.dat file.

    Symantec ESM uses port 25 if you do not specify an alternate port number. Symantec ESM uses the domain of the recipient's email address if you do not specify a server name.

  2. On UNIX operating systems, configure the manager before trying to send notices. See the UNIX man pages for sendmail information.

Table: Supported UNIX-based email utilities lists supported UNIX-based mail utilities.

Table: Supported UNIX-based email utilities

Operating system

Utility

AIX

mailx

HP-UX

mailx

SGI IRIX

mail

TRU 64/OSF1

mailx

Red Hat Linux

mailx

Solaris

mailx

To configure the manager on UNIX operating systems

  1. Edit the sendmail.cf file to designate a valid relay host.

    For example, if the relay host computer name is mail.company.com, change the relay host entry to the following:

    # "Smart" relay host (may be null) DSmail.company.com

  2. Create the /esm/config/mail.dat file, and add the appropriate code to specify the name and the port number of the SMTP server. For example, if the SMTP server is mail.mycompany.com, add the following lines of code to the file:

    SMTP_SERVER=mail.mycompany.com

    SMTP_PORT=25 (the default port number)

  3. Do one of the following:

    • On the manager's UNIX computer, restart the sendmail process.

    • Use an option to force the sendmail process to read the revised sendmail.cf file.

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