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check_mailstats

Rating
4 votes
Favoured:
1
Current Version
1.0
Last Release Date
2012-11-18
Compatible With
  • Nagios 1.x
  • Nagios 2.x
  • Nagios 3.x
  • Nagios XI
Owner
License
GPL
Hits
50682
Files:
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check_mailstats
Sendmail mailstats parsing script
Script parses mailstats output (total row). Provides number of received, sent, rejected and discarded mails.

Performance data interval can be interpreted as per second (-s parameter) or per minute (-m).

/var/log/sendmail.st must have 644 permissions so nagios user can get data from mailstats. You should also disable its log rotation in newsyslog.conf (file doesn't grow in size).
Reviews (3)
byxoroz, May 5, 2016
it worked but comment out the part

#if [ ! -r "/var/log/sendmail.st" ]; then
# printf "CRITICAL - /var/log/sendmail.st #has wrong permissions, should be 644
"
# exit
#fi
Would you mind sharing the CentOS version of the script you created pls ?
byGldRush98, January 22, 2013
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I'm on CentOS and it seems that mailstats works pretty differently on CentOS than FreeBSD (What the author wrote it for).
I had to re-write a large part of the script... I also gave it the ability to check for warning and critical values for received and sent mail, something else lacking here. I spent probably 4 hours bringing this script up to a usable point for us.