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# 1  
Old 09-25-2009
User entry in both cron.allow and cron.deny

Hello All,

Anybody please help me to know ,what happens when a user having entry in both cron.allow and cron.deny files.Wheather the user will be able to access the crontab???

Thanks in advance
Vaisakh
# 2  
Old 09-26-2009
I am not in front of a Solaris system at the moment but as far as I recall cron.allow is checked before cron.deny. Therefore if the user is in both, the user will have permission.

Easy to check, log is as a user that is both in cron.allow and cron.deny and try do a crontab -l.
# 3  
Old 09-26-2009
Yeah...its correct....thanks for the reply..
# 4  
Old 09-26-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksvaisakh
Yeah...its correct....thanks for the reply..
Are you sure??? From my understanding and experience, I remember correctly that the cron.deny is read by default. Solaris don't have a cron.allow file by default as well(just to add-on)
btw for your ref Controlling Access to crontab (System Administration Guide, Volume 2) - Sun Microsystems
# 5  
Old 09-26-2009
Its my mistake.

bash-3.00# su test
$ crontab -l
crontab: can't open your crontab file.


This user test is having entry in both the files.

Thanks
# 6  
Old 12-25-2009
I have just checked this on my system. If a user exist on both file then he will be allowed. Because if you are not allowed to use crontab then you will get the following msg after running crontab -l command:
crontab: you are not authorized to use cron. Sorry.
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