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Old 09-27-2007, 11:11 AM   #1
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cronjobs stop working after expiration of root password

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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crond: Authentication token is no longer valid; new one required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?

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Old 09-28-2007, 04:30 AM   #2
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i think its normal.You are submitting your cronjob as a root and root's password has expired
crond: Authentication token is no longer valid; new one required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.


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