LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-27-2007, 11:11 AM   #1
nichu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
cronjobs stop working after expiration of root password


Hello
as in subject:
cronjobs stop working after expiration of root password
at log file there is:
crond: Authentication token is no longer valid; new one required

is it normal and i have to change password every time? or can i do sth about that? maybe in pam or sth?

Thanks in progress for helping
best regards!!
 
Old 09-28-2007, 04:30 AM   #2
shailesh_mishra
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: India
Distribution: RHEL 4
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
i think its normal.You are submitting your cronjob as a root and root's password has expired
Quote:
crond: Authentication token is no longer valid; new one required
,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.Changing password will not effect the fucntionality of cronjob.
There may be some other way too but i told you what i do.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
root/user stop asking for password Jean Of mArc Linux - Security 3 11-27-2005 11:47 PM
how do i stop root password reset? robhargreaves Linux - Security 3 01-31-2004 10:16 AM
is there a way to stop cronjobs mail for certain acticities manojthakkar Linux - General 5 12-08-2003 11:56 PM
Password expiration - help klmn1 Linux - General 1 12-31-2002 12:04 AM
Password expiration klmn1 Linux - Networking 1 12-26-2002 01:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:45 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration