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PMDASENDMAIL(1) 								  PMDASENDMAIL(1)

NAME
       pmdasendmail - sendmail performance metrics domain agent (PMDA)

SYNOPSIS
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/sendmail/pmdasendmail [-d domain] [-l logfile] [-U username]

DESCRIPTION
       pmdasendmail  is  a  sendmail  Performance  Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which exports mail
       traffic statistics as collected by sendmail(1).

       Before the sendmail PMDA can export any metrics, sendmail(1) must have statistics  collec-
       tion  enabled.  This involves checking the name of the statistics file, as given by the OS
       or O StatusFile control lines in /etc/sendmail.cf, and then creating this file if it  does
       not  already exist.  Removing the file will terminate statistics collection by sendmail(1)
       and hence the sendmail PMDA.

       A brief description of the pmdasendmail command line options follows:

       -d   It is absolutely crucial that the performance metrics domain number specified here is
	    unique and consistent.  That is, domain should be different for every PMDA on the one
	    host, and the same domain number should be used for the same PMDA on all hosts.

       -l   Location of the log file.  By default, a log file named sendmail.log  is  written  in
	    the   current   directory	of   pmcd(1)   when   pmdasendmail   is   started,   i.e.
	    $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmcd.	If the log file cannot be created or is not writable,  output  is
	    written to the standard error instead.

       -U   User  account  under  which  to run the agent.  The default is the unprivileged "pcp"
	    account in current versions of PCP, but  in  older	versions  the  superuser  account
	    ("root") was used by default.

       There  are  no communication options, as the Install script ensures the sendmail PMDA will
       be connected to PMCD by a pipe.

INSTALLATION
       If you want access to the names, help text and values for the  sendmail	performance  met-
       rics, do the following as root:

	    # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/sendmail
	    # ./Install

       If you want to undo the installation, do the following as root:

	    # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/sendmail
	    # ./Remove

       pmdasendmail  is  launched  by pmcd(1) and should never be executed directly.  The Install
       and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the agent is installed or removed.

FILES
       $PCP_PMCDCONF_PATH
		 command line options used to launch pmdasendmail
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/sendmail/help
		 default help text file for the sendmail metrics
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/sendmail/Install
		 installation script for the pmdasendmail agent
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/sendmail/Remove
		 undo installation script for the pmdasendmail agent
       $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmcd/sendmail.log
		 default log file for error messages and other information from pmdasendmail
       /etc/sendmail.cf
		 sendmail configuration file to identify the name of the statistics file

PCP ENVIRONMENT
       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory
       names used by PCP.  On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values
       for these variables.  The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative config-
       uration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO
       pmcd(1) and sendmail(1).

Performance Co-Pilot			       PCP				  PMDASENDMAIL(1)
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