System reboots ~3am during daily periodic 450.status-security run

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at
Tue Dec 3 09:24:23 UTC 2013

On Monday 02 Dec 2013 20:40:11 dgmm wrote:

> This does bring to mind something I'd not previously thought of.  Except
> for  the rare times I leave a job running overnight, periodic never
> runs.  I'll have a to make a decision on what to do about that.

Consider sysutils/anacron

Anacron  can be used to execute commands periodically, with a frequency 
specified in days.  Unlike cron(8), it does not assume that the machine is 
running continuously.  Hence, it can be used on machines that aren't running 
24 hours a day, to control daily, weekly, and monthly jobs that are usually 
controlled by cron.

Mike Clarke

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