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Old 08-26-2009
Error Question about crontab

Hello guys,
I have a server with Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 5), there i have a lot of users, im the root. I need to lock the use of crontab to the users, i mean, i dont want to give to the users the option to creat any crontab line, how can i do that?

I tried to delete their crontabs but with a command crontab -e they can create one again.

Thanx for your help.

LestatSmilie
# 2  
Old 08-26-2009
Hi,

The /etc/cron.allow and /etc/cron.deny files are used to restrict access to cron.

If the file cron.allow exists, only users listed in it are allowed to use cron, and the cron.deny file is ignored.

If cron.allow does not exist, all users listed in cron.deny are not allowed to use cron.

Hope that helps,
kind regards
zxmaus
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Old 08-26-2009
What if no one exist? just create the one i need?
# 4  
Old 08-26-2009
Hi Lestat,

yes exactly.

Kind regards
zxmaus
# 5  
Old 08-26-2009
Thank you so much zxmaus... it helps me!!!
 

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