Configuring YUM server for automatic notification to clients
We have a situation. We have 100+ client machines in our network and whenever some new package is available on YUM, I want all the clients to get updated for the new package via email so that they can use the package, if they need.
How to configure YUM to send email for updates available on server.
STEP #1 – Edit /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf
STEP #2 – Edit / Add these lines:
emit_via = email
email_to = email@example.com
email_from = firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP #3 – Save and Restart the service.
service yum-updatesd restart
chkconfig yum-updatesd on
So now your YUM server will be sending a email to staff user (it can be aliased in your MTA configuration) whenever a new package is available.
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