>On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 08:48:24AM -0400, Dave [Hawk-Systems] wrote: >> >we have 4 servers running, each sends daily and security run output >email each >> >day around 3am. Recently one of them stopped sending these messages. In >> >looking at the periodic.conf and associated directories, I don't see any >> >problems or changes that I am aware of. There are no enrties in >cron for it, >> >but then again there aren't any entries in the functional servers either. >> > >> >Is it possible we have disabled something by accident which could >stop this one >> >server from sending these messages? >> >> double checked everything just after sending... >> >> periodic.conf was missing. (doh!) > >... but that's OK, as the periodic system will just run using the >default settings from /etc/defaults/periodic.conf -- note the >instructions in that file: /etc/periodic.conf should contain only >those entries you want to be different to the default values.
and the different values were where each of the reports should be emailed to. >As for how the periodic scripts get run each night: they are run as >cron jobs, but out of the system crontab in /etc/crontab. That's a >slightly different animal which lives in a parallel universe to the >normal per-user crontabs, which are stored in /var/cron/tabs and >generally accessed via crontab(1). that I didn't know, but do now. Thanks >As for the missing mail, did you check the client mailqueue? probably dunped into whatever the default is... root? Thanks Dave _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"