Apr 042012

For a customer i was in need of a quick way to send an email every time his system (centos) stop, reboot or simply boot.
I’ve found an useful article http://www.syntaxtechnology.com and most of this article is based on that.

To get an email at both start up and shut down we need to write an init script. The tips below are specific to a Red Hat based system (Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, etc) but should be fairly similar to others, depending on the boot system you’ll have to change slightly the script.
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