2.0RC1 - Command Line Email
Background: I have a home-built pfSense 2.0 (RC1) box deployed in a Wifi hotspot in a residential property. I'm trying to put together a small Cron script to periodically send icmp pings to the seven or so wireless access points in my system and, in the case of 100% packet loss on one of the units, shoot me an email to inform me of the issue so I can hopefully pick it up before too many user complaints come along.
However, I can't seem to figure out if pfSense has a built in command line mail package. I haven't been able to find the normal FreeBSD mail command in the system. I tried to install a Mutt port from the FreeBSD package site, but somehow I wasn't able to install it properly - and in the process broke a key library necessary for building my RRD graphs (I ended up loading a newer snapshot to resolve the issue). I blame my lack of *nix knowledge for the complication, mainly because I don't spend enough time working with it to be well versed in the procedures. I'd obviously prefer to attempt this on a system separate from my pfSense box, however I don't have the luxury of deploying another server in the network due to financial constraints - Thus trying to use my pf box for a bit of multitasking.
So, I suppose my questions are: Does PF2.0 have a built in mail client? If not, is there a mail package you could recommend to me for this task? I'm willing to learn here, but my various forum and google searches on the subject have been less than fruitful.
Take a look at the Zabbix Agent package. I have not had time to try it. Looks interesting though.
jimp Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate
FYI- pfSense does not include a CLI mail client.