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Old 07-22-2002, 10:43 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2002
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Killing "news" on RH7.3 and YDL2.1?

I have noticed a process that runs, and a cron that runs, and other sorts of junk happening with the user "news"...

Anyone know a good way to eliminate this?

I could go digging through every file in the some billion files, and delete things relating... but I would like to first find out if there is a simple one step two step process to eliminating 'news'. We dont use it, its a waste, and I really dont think we need it running...

Any help would help, thanks.
Old 07-22-2002, 11:23 AM   #2
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if it's a crontab, just look in /etc/cron.d and find which entry it is.
For a user, just userdel news.

if it's something that's got a manpage however, just run apropos news or whatever the command is. if this is on a redhat machine, just do an rpm -qf `which news` (replacing news with whatever the command being run is named).

Hope this somewhat helps

Old 07-22-2002, 12:47 PM   #3
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check in /etc/cron.daily and /etc/cron.hourly for inn-* . I had similar problem but just removed these files. I think the corresponding prog is called innd. Just do a su - news and check the mails for the fellow.
I found a few hundreds and deleted them.
Old 07-22-2002, 01:56 PM   #4
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Guh, right under my nose... I had looked in the cron directories, and didnt see anything ... yeah, well, ok, so it was early!! Yes, a couple items in there for news. So I moved them to a directory, and shouldnt see those things happen anymore.

Thanks for the input!


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