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ifan 07-16-2003 04:53 AM

crontab woes!
 
Hi all

I've been reading up on this and I'm 99% sure I have this right but have a niggling doubt.....

I've got a vpn running and have set up a command in crontab to ping accross the vpn and send me an email - the entry in crontab looks like this

15 * * * * ping -c2 ipaddress | mail -s"Subject" mymail@mydomain.com

As you can see this should run every 15 minutes - but only runs every hour, so my VPN drops and I have to be notified by onsite users/or wait for the hourly message that tells me it's gone down...

Is there anything wrong with my entry?

Cheers

Ifan

hedaPrakash 07-16-2003 06:54 AM

it should be */15 then will run in every 15 minutes

ifan 07-16-2003 07:09 AM

Thanks a lot!! Worked a treat!


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