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by SkippyDo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

UPDATE: I now have ZM invoking zmfilter and the email function. So, as far as ZM is concerned I'm all configured correctly. What made it "work?" Not completely sure. I updated the system (Debian 9), though I don't think this was the thing that did it because it had been working previously. The other...
by SkippyDo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: help setting up preclusive zones
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: help setting up preclusive zones

montagdude, thanks for that reply! I've now implemented some preclusive zones and hoping they help with changes in general lighting conditions. Now if I could only figure out how to deal with alarms from rain coming off a roof!
by SkippyDo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Nubie: Questions on Settings
Replies: 11
Views: 3926

Re: Nubie: Questions on Settings

I wonder whether you're getting some spurious light activity. I'm a complete novice who is also trying to work through reducing alarms. I just instituted Preclusive zones to help with it; time will tell how well this works. I have cameras on areas that tend to pick up rain, smoke (wood stove) and su...
by SkippyDo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

OK... I am able to execute my filter from the terminal: I have e-mail authentication issues, but, again, that's a totally separate matter. http://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/stable/userguide/filterevents.html Troubleshooting tips mentions possible problems with the filters running this way (directl...
by SkippyDo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

Well, a bit of a snafu on my part. I wasn't actually executing the filter, I was just submitting. BUT, the Execute button is not enabled. This may very well be at the heart of the problem. I'm logging in a Guest and perhaps I don't have permissions set that allow me to execute? But, this doesn't ans...
by SkippyDo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

Bump... This issues is driving me nuts. I am able to trigger an event. Logs show going in and out of alarm mode. No traces of zmfilter running at all. If I run the filter manually I can see the event I just triggered; but, there is NO attempt to invoke email. System shows that the zmfilter.pl proces...
by SkippyDo
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

da7, welcome to the club of the befuddled! What do you have for a ZM filter? Can you execute it directly and is it coming up with matches? (and I'm assuming that "Email details of all matches" is checked/enabled) I enabled debugging on zmfilter and I'm still not seeing anything that points to the pr...
by SkippyDo
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

Under the Troubleshooting tips ( http://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/stable/userguide/filterevents.html ): In the event that you see your new filter is working great when you try it out from the Web Console (using the Submit or Execute button) but does not seem to work when its running in background...
by SkippyDo
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

I have two filters: 1) My DetectionEmail; and, 2) The standard PurgeWhenFull* filter. My DetectionEmail filter is not set to run in the background (PurgeWhenFull" IS set to run in the background).
by SkippyDo
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

More investigation... The ONLY way that I can see for the filter to not be called is if the event's Emailed bit is being set to True/1 by default. Again, looking at the code segment that I posted above: if ( $Config{ZM_OPT_EMAIL} && $filter->{AutoEmail} ) Both of those should readily evaluate to tru...
by SkippyDo
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

One interesting thing I see in the log output is that when notifications last worked the filter that was active at that time -"'_TempFilter1510941598"- is shown to be called, whereas now when an event is triggered there is no mention of the name of the filter that I currently am using (after deletin...
by SkippyDo
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

I probably should have excluded the error. That output contained all records returned from filtering for fmfilter from the logs; I didn't omit it because it shows that mail was being called at one point in time (17th). The file permissions on the config files are fine: 0644; ssmtp executable is set ...
by SkippyDo
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

montagdude, thanks for the pointer. I'll keep it in mind if I cannot resolve the standard stuff (which, since I'd had working, I figure SHOULD be resolvable). I've turned on all sorts of logging and absolutely no call is even being attempted. Looking at zmfilter.pl I see the following code segment a...
by SkippyDo
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Re: Can't initiate email notifications

Thank you for the tip/advice to filter logs to zmfilter events! So... here's what I see (and just after forcing an alarm): 2017-11-22 11:08:14.201110 zmfilter 29852 INF Scanning for events zmfilter.pl 2017-11-21 12:35:14.424170 zmfilter 13712 INF Scanning for events zmfilter.pl 2017-11-20 11:45:32.0...
by SkippyDo
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 6498

Can't initiate email notifications

ZM: 1.30.4 OS: Debian 9 Network: WiFi interface directly on the WAN (IP dynamically assigned from ISP- DMZ of router/modem); using dns mapping via NoIP.com (all is good, though I sometimes have to update the IP when my ISP mucks with their gear); camera feeds are on a separate, local switch (all har...