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Old 06-14-2007, 05:10 PM   #1
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Cron running 4 hours late

## Restart DNS Service
15 0 * * * /etc/rc.d/rc.bind restart 1>> /var/named/restart.log

This is an entry in crontab that I believe is supposed to run at 12:15am daily. However, it's not running until 4:15am.

Any ideas on where I should keep looking to try to figure out why it's running late?

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Use 'crontab'. So:

crontab -l root
to look at scheduled things for root. Then '-e' to edit. There are also directories in '/etc/cron.*' that match up to the info shown by this command.

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Got your system timezone set properly? Four hours sounds like you're in the eastern time zone (5 hours from UTC, 4 hours "summer" time).

Do a long list (ls -l) of /etc/zoneinfo; it probably should be linked to /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern (if, of course, you're in the North American easter time zone).



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