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       ModulePropagationMonitor.conf    -    Configuration    file   for   the   SvxLink   server
       PropagationMonitor module


       svxlink is a general purpose voice  service  system  for  ham  radio  use.  This  man-page
       describe the SvxLink server configuration for the PropagationMonitor module.

       The  PropagationMonitor  module  is  used  to  announce  propagation  alerts received from or The process of receiving the emails is outside  of  this  module
       and  have to be arranged separately. This module expect to find new emails under the spool
       directory. Messages from VHFDX should be put in a vhfdx  subdirectory  and  messages  from
       GoodDX  should be put in a dxrobot subdirectory. This module must have write access to the
       subdirectories under the spool directory since it  will  move  processed  messages  to  an
       archive directory.


       There  are  a  couple  of  configuration  variables  that  are common to all modules.  The
       documentation for these can be found in the svxlink.conf(5) manual page.

       Here is the description of all module specific configuration variables  that  the  SvxLink
       PropagationMonitor module understands.

              Specify   which   directory   to   read   incoming  emails  from.  The  default  is


       The first step in setting up the flow of alert emails is to actually getting them  to  the
       computer  running  SvxLink  and, on that computer, to the user SvxLink run as. This can be
       done in two ways. One way is to forward emails directly via SMTP to the  computer, if  you
       have  that possibility. A more common case propably is that you want to fetch alert emails
       using POP from some email account. The latter can be done using the  fetchmail(1)  utility
       for example.

       The  next  step  is  to store incoming emails in files under the propagation monitor spool
       directory. This is done using the procmail(1) utility. When an incoming email is received,
       the mail server call procmail which look for a configuration file in the destination users
       home directory.  For SvxLink, the home directory should be set to /etc/svxlink.   In  that
       directory  a procmail configuration file, .procmailrc, is installed by default. The syntax
       is a bit cryptic but the file contains some helpful comments to help  you  understand  it.
       Have a look at the procmailrc (5) and procmailex(5) manual pages for more details.

       Finally,  of  course,  you need to register with the and/or site and
       set up for what geographic area and which bands you wish to receive alert emails for.


       Some Linux distributions have the SELinux security framework enabled.  This  is  true  for
       RedHat  based  distributions,  like  Fedora  for  example.   SELinux  will by default deny
       procmail to write the mail files in the propagation monitor spool directory. To fix  this,
       run the following commands:

           semanage fcontext -a -t user_home_t \
           restorecon -r /var/spool/svxlink/propagation_monitor


       /etc/svxlink/svxlink.conf (or deprecated /etc/svxlink.conf)
              The system wide configuration file.

              Per user configuration file.

              Global  modularized  configuration  file.  Depends  on  the  CFG_DIR  configuration
              variable setting.

              Per user modularized configuration  file.  Depends  on  the  CFG_DIR  configuration
              variable setting.

              Spool  directory  for  alert mails. This is the default path. What path is actually
              used is determined by the SPOOL_DIR configuration variable.

              The configuration file for procmail. Procmail  is  used  to  write  incoming  alert
              emails into files in the spool directory.


       Tobias Blomberg (SM0SVX) <sm0svx at users dot sourceforge dot net>


       svxlink.conf(5), procmail(1), procmailrc(5), procmailex(5), fetchmail(1)