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|Procmail recipe to Start / Stop services|
using email to control server services
I have a server running webmin. But I only access this about once a week so it seems a bit of a waste (and a potential security risk) if it is running 24/7.
I was thinking of being able to switch it off and on via email: using procmail to detect a subject word and then start / stop the service.
Procmail would detect wbmon in the subject and then issue a /etc/init.d/webmin start
Procmail would detect wbmoff in the subject and then issue a /etc/init.d/webmin stop
I can detect the keyword in the subject but how do I initiate the webmin start and stop process?
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