Bug ID 723111: mailx is blocked by SELinux Policy

Last Modified: Jan 24, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP All(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.3, 12.1.3.1, 12.1.3.2, 12.1.3.3, 12.1.3.4, 12.1.3.5, 12.1.3.6, 12.1.3.7, 12.1.4

Opened: Jun 05, 2018
Severity: 4-Minor

Symptoms

The mail command is not functional with the SELinux Policy.

Impact

Cannot use mailx to send mail. This is a function of the SELinux Policy, which does not allow execution of the mailx commands.

Conditions

Using mailx to send mail.

Workaround

To work around this issue, you can configure the BIG-IP system to communicate with an SMTP mail server using the method appropriate for your BIG-IP version. For specific procedures, see K3667: Configuring alerts to send email notifications :: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K3667.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change