No periodic daily?
hostmaster at quinn.com
Wed Feb 18 10:16:14 PST 2009
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Kurt Buff <kurt.buff at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm having a strange issue with one of my boxes. It's the router for our DS3:
> router#uname -a
> FreeBSD router.mycompany.com 7.0-STABLE FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #0: Mon May
> 19 01:16:12 PDT 2008
> root at router.mycompany.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
> The machine has stopped sending periodic daily and security reports,
> though I'm getting weekly and monthly reports. I see nothing in the
> syslogs to indicate any problems.
> If I issue, as root, the command 'periodic daily', it just hangs until
> I press ^C to break out of it, then it comes back with
> router# periodic daily
> (Interrupt -- one more to kill letter)
> and sends an email, with the following contents:
> Removing stale files from /var/preserve:
> Cleaning out old system announcements:
> Removing stale files from /var/rwho:
> But nothing else - certainly much less than I get from my other boxes.
> Running 'periodic security' also hangs, but when I interrupt with ^C,
> I get no output at all, either at the prompt or in email.
> I plan on rebooting it this evening - is there anything I can do in
> the meantime to diagnose the issue?
At a minimum, we'd want to see the contents of /etc/periodic.conf
(as an aside) Any reason you're running an unpatched 7.0 on your
router? 7.0 is up to around patch 10.
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