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|Procmail recipe to Start / Stop services|
using email to control server services
| 11:22 am on Feb 7, 2007 (gmt 0)|
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?
| 4:50 pm on Feb 7, 2007 (gmt 0)|
That's sounds doable, but not easily.
I'd be tempted to put up a script that does the start and stop, then password protect it using .htaccess. Visit the script, login, and webmin starts. Visit the script again, it turns off.
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