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Prasanth V Aravind
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cron not working

In one of linux machine cron is not workig.


1. I have checked crond status
2. restarted cron
3. created cron.allow
4. created one empty cron.deny
5. created cron entries for root & not root users
6. deleted crontabs all users. & put only one entry in root crontab.
7. chceked cronlog & syslog.


Still the cron is not working properly.
in message i can see " Nov 3 15:44:01 CollPrAppSr1 crond[4282]: Authentication token is no longer valid; new one required. "
Any Idea ?



OS:- Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 7)




Regards
Prasanth
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Jeeshan
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Re: cron not working

Wrong forum to submit your question.


You are submitting your cronjob as a root and root's password has expired ,so crond is not able to authenticate root.
If you want to run your cronjob,either change/disable password expiration for root or submit your cronjob through someother user whose password will never expire.
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SKR_1
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