Security Run Output E-Mails

Jens Rehsack rehsack at
Sun Jun 8 17:01:21 PDT 2003

On 6/9/2003 12:50 AM, Jasvinder S. Bahra wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I'm wondering if you can help me. I have a basic knowledge on UNIX and freebsd, and together with the advice of some friends, resources on the internet and an absolutely ridiculous amount of toil and sweat, i've managed to put together a somewhat secure firewall/gateway machine.

I'm wondering you never read the handbook as it's recommented by your
login message motd(5).

> Now, at regular intervals, e-mails are sent to me by the machine...
> HOST.DOMAIN.TLD security run output
> HOST.DOMAIN.TLD daily run output
> HOST.DOMAIN.TLD weekly run output
> HOST.DOMAIN.TLD monthly run output
> Now, I receive these e-mail regularly at differing times each day (as appropriate). For example, the security and the daily ones are sent a couple of minutes after 03:00am in the morning. The weekly one is sent a couple of minutes after 04:00am. The monthly one... 05:00am.
> What i want to know is *where* are these script execution times defined? If I want to change the monthly run output script to run at 05:30am (for example), where would I go?

See crontab(5), crontab(1) and cron(8)

> Thanks for your time.


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