Most administrators use both the email and syslog reporting modes offered by psad, but the ALERTING_METHODS variable gives you control over whether psad generates email or syslog alerts. The ALERTING_METHODS variable accepts three values: noemail, nosyslog, and ALL. The noemail and nosyslog values instruct psad to send no email or no syslog alerts; these values can be combined to disable all alerting. The default is to generate both email and syslog alerts:
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