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Date:      Thu, 28 Dec 2006 15:54:40 -0600
From:      James Riendeau <jtriende@wisc.edu>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        steve@digitalbluesky.net
Subject:   Re: cron not running
Message-ID:  <EEF3A9C5-AF3B-42D6-8C89-5386367C4988@wisc.edu>
In-Reply-To: <20061228213317.8F24B16A57D@hub.freebsd.org>
References:  <20061228213317.8F24B16A57D@hub.freebsd.org>

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You might want to use ntpd to sync the clock before cron starts if  
this turns out to be your problem:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network- 
ntp.html

Once you have ntpd working, just put ntpd on the require line in the  
cron startup file,  /etc/rc.d/cron, to ensure that cron starts up  
after ntpd.

...or just buy a new motherboard battery.


James Riendeau
MMI Computer Support Technician
1300 University Ave
Rm. 436, Dept. of MedMicro
Madison, WI  53706

Phone: (608) 262-3351
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Fax: (608) 262-8418
Email: jtriende@wisc.edu



On Dec 28, 2006, at 3:33 PM, freebsd-questions-request@freebsd.org  
wrote:
>
> Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 09:07:23 -0600
> From: Derek Ragona <derek@computinginnovations.com>
> Subject: Re: cron not running
> To: "steve" <steve@digitalbluesky.net>,
> 	"freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
> Message-ID:
> 	<6.0.0.22.2.20061228090634.02454470@mail.computinginnovations.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed
>
> Check the clock.  Often older systems have dead batteries so the  
> clock is
> so far out of whack cron jobs don't run.
>
>          -Derek




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