Provided by: bootmail_1.11-0ubuntu3_all bug


       bootmail - email a list of address a signed message of logs when this system (re)boots


       bootmail  is  a program called at reboot by cron(8), perhaps useful for unattended, remote

       It  will  read  a  list  of   one   or   more   comma-separated   email   addresses   from
       /etc/bootmail/recipients,  and  then  loop  over  a list of white-space separated files in
       /etc/bootmail/logs, and construct an email.

       By default, the email will at least consist of the hostname of the system,  the  time  and
       date of the boot, as well as the contents of /var/log/boot.log and /etc/motd.

       bootmail  will also cryptographically sign the email message using rootsign(1) and gpg(1).
       To verify the signature,  you  will  need  to  gpg  --import  the  public  key  stored  in

       bootmail  can  optionally encrypt the email messages as well, by listing a comma-separated
       list of recipient gpg(1) key id's in the configuration file I/etc/bootmail/gpgkeys.


       I/etc/bootmail/gpg.conf,           /etc/bootmail/logs,           /etc/bootmail/recipients,


       cron(8), gpg(1), mail(1), rootsign(8)


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