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Old 04-30-2007
Stoping & starting the cron


We are running SCO ver 5. Recently the cron daemon stopped running on its own. How do I find out why? How do I restart/stop it?

I typed cron but it didn't work. Will rebooting it do the trick or can I manually start and stop the cron daemon?

Please help.

Thanks & Regards.
# 2  
Old 04-30-2007
restart cron

Try '/etc/init.d/cron stop' and '/etc/init.d/cron start'
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Old 04-30-2007
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# 4  
Old 05-01-2007
Tools Good to know

That is a handy piece of information, never knew you could do that with cron. We always restarted if something flaky came up.

# 5  
Old 05-02-2007
Bug Cron Daemon

Restart worked. Will try try the cron start/stop next time when I am at the server; as it is remotely located in another country and no technical staff there.

Thanks all.
# 6  
Old 05-03-2007
Network Now telnetd access denied error!!

Smilie Not sure if this related to the cron daemon error! On trying to start the cron the last time ie before rebooting the server. I typed cron on the SCO server. The comand ran ie it did not give any error - but did not start the cron daemon.

After rebooting the server the users now cannot access the server. They get an error "telnetd: access denied" even before getting log-in prompt. However, I can login directly on the server (locally), but the users cannot access the server via Winet emulator ie using telnet.

I also noted that the cron daemon stopped executing again!!

Please help as this server has been operational for the past 3 years without any problems.
# 7  
Old 05-03-2007

By login locally do you mean at the system console, or at a Windows pc using telnet on the same tcp subnet as the server.
If you are at the console, is tcp running?
Is the system in multi-user mode (can you log on at the console if you press <ctrl><alt><f3>) ?
Have you run out of disk space in the root file system?
Have you run 'authck -a' to test system integrity?
What release of OpenServer are using?
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