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Old 07-11-2004, 04:50 PM   #1
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Running a program automatically by the clock?


I run a RH9-based text-only server and I wanna run chkrootkit every now and then automatically. The program basically checks for worms and traces of aliens trying to gain root access of the server. How would I be able to make my server automatically take this into action at power-on? I would like it to run the program every hour, day, or something like that.

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Old 07-11-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
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use cron
 
Old 07-11-2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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Okay, I man paged it and googled it, then added this to my crontab:

0 * * * * root /usr/src/chkrootkit*/chkrootkit

How's this look? If I did it correctly, it should be set to run every hour.

How can I make crond pick up on this addition to the configuration? Is there a way I can restart it or does it just figure it out on its own?
 
Old 07-11-2004, 09:41 PM   #4
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1. "Cron" should figure it out on its own.

2. Typically the easiest way to update the crontab (on a per-user basis) is:

a) Log in (or "su") to the user meant to execute the cron job
b) "crontab -e" to edit the file

Anyway, it looks like your syntax is correct, and that it should work as you expect.

Your .. PSM
 
Old 07-12-2004, 05:38 AM   #5
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Nice! It works great! Thanks all!
 
  


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