[ntp:questions] Local (own site) NTP servers.

Rich Wales richw at richw.org
Thu Jul 23 15:28:45 UTC 2009

> You might try logging into the FreeBSD computer as root and
> reading the mail using the 'mail' command.

And if you really, REALLY don't want to ever see ANY e-mail from
this box -- no matter what it is -- you could edit the mail alias
file (/etc/aliases or /etc/mail/aliases, not sure which file name
FreeBSD uses nowadays), delete any existing line starting with
"root:", and add a line saying "root: /dev/null", and then do
"newaliases" to create a new hashed version of the alias file.
This will cause all e-mail for "root" to be silently thrown away.

It would be a lot better, of course, to redirect that "root" mail
to some other account on a different box, but . . . .

> To redirect your syslog messages to the console instead of a
> file, edit the '/etc/syslog' file and point all of the entries
> to 'dev/console'.  It is not a good idea to stop the log
> outputs by directing things to '/dec/null'.  You might want
> to read some of them.

And just for the benefit of those who might not know enough about
Unixoid systems to catch the typos, those path names should be
/dev/console (with an initial slash) and /dev/null, respectively.

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