cron & tripwire problem

cron & tripwire problem

Post by Melvin To » Sat, 14 Dec 2002 17:29:26



Hello-

I have a firewall running RH 7.3. I've configured the tripwire config

tripwire-check and edit it to email. I run a cron job every night.....

* 3 * * * /misc/tripwire-check > /dev/null

For some reason last night, cron fired off 184 tripwire-check scripts.
Slow the firewall to a crawl. Luckily I was able to remote login ( took
forever ) and reboot the box. I suspecting this has happen twice before
( slow logins ). I tried set  that cronjob to go off a couple of minutes
from the present time and observe it through top.  I didn't see anything
out of the ordinary.

Any every come across this problem?

Thanks,
Melvin

 
 
 

cron & tripwire problem

Post by Derkjan de Haa » Sat, 14 Dec 2002 19:16:20




> Hello-

> I have a firewall running RH 7.3. I've configured the tripwire config

> tripwire-check and edit it to email. I run a cron job every night.....

> * 3 * * * /misc/tripwire-check > /dev/null

This means: start /misc/tripwire-check/ every minute from 03:00 to 03:59, so
at 04:00 you have 60 copies running if they don't finish before that time.

regards,

Derkjan

 
 
 

cron & tripwire problem

Post by Melvin To » Sun, 15 Dec 2002 04:30:34


Whoops! It's definitely been awhile.....

Thanks a million,
Melvin




> > Hello-

> > I have a firewall running RH 7.3. I've configured the tripwire config

> > tripwire-check and edit it to email. I run a cron job every night.....

> > * 3 * * * /misc/tripwire-check > /dev/null

> This means: start /misc/tripwire-check/ every minute from 03:00 to 03:59, so
> at 04:00 you have 60 copies running if they don't finish before that time.

> regards,

> Derkjan

 
 
 

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