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Thread: Crond messages on /var/log/messages

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    Crond messages on /var/log/messages

    Hi Guys,

    I just noticed that, on my server at home, I have a bunch of these messages:

    Code:
    May 31 08:50:01 yoruba crond(pam_unix)[5829]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
    May 31 08:50:03 yoruba crond(pam_unix)[5829]: session closed for user root
    May 31 08:55:01 yoruba crond(pam_unix)[5831]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
    May 31 08:55:03 yoruba crond(pam_unix)[5831]: session closed for user root
    May 31 09:00:01 yoruba crond(pam_unix)[5833]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
    May 31 09:00:03 yoruba crond(pam_unix)[5833]: session closed for user root
    May 31 09:01:01 yoruba crond(pam_unix)[5835]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
    May 31 09:01:01 yoruba crond(pam_unix)[5835]: session closed for user root
    May 31 09:05:01 yoruba crond(pam_unix)[5837]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
    May 31 09:05:03 yoruba crond(pam_unix)[5837]: session closed for user root
    I don't remember scheduling anything, and if I do
    Code:
    crontab -l
    I get
    Code:
    no crontab for root
    .

    Does anyone knows what can it be or how can I find what it is?

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    Re:Crond messages on /var/log/messages

    are you running a localization for yoruba? I also see cron job enteries for root but know they are okay (can't remember them now, at work).

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    Re:Crond messages on /var/log/messages

    Nope, no localization. I dimly remember trying to make yum run automagically, but don't think I got it to work. However, it stil does not show on crontab. ???

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    Re:Crond messages on /var/log/messages

    Look in /var/log/cron*, maybe run-parts /etc/cron.hourly etc? That kind of activity won't be in root's crontab.

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    Re:Crond messages on /var/log/messages

    Radar is the man!!

    Code:
    May 31 18:10:01 yoruba crond[6465]: (root) CMD (/usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg --lock-file /var/lock/mrtg/mrtg_$
    May 31 18:15:01 yoruba crond[6467]: (root) CMD (/usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg --lock-file /var/lock/mrtg/mrtg_$
    May 31 18:20:01 yoruba crond[6469]: (root) CMD (/usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg --lock-file /var/lock/mrtg/mrtg_$
    Thanks!!

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