root forwarding not working, newaliases issue?
Posted on 2007-03-24
I am nailing down security on my newly installed dedicated hosting unix server.
All looks great but I noticed a slight warning when installing the csf firewall which is that apparently there is no forwarding in place for the root account. Exact message below:
Check root forwarder
The root account should have a forwarder set so that you receive essential email from your server.
I went into /etc/aliases and edited the relevant line so it now appears as:
From what I have read I now need to run 'newaliases' to have this change take effect. Here is where I run into a problem. I don't have a newaliases file? I did a 'locate newaliases' and found the only similar file as listed below:
Any ideas what I do from here to get the root forwarding to 'take' ??