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Re: cron problems - no longer functions after changing system date
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 09:47:24 +0100
- Subject: Re: cron problems - no longer functions after changing system date
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On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 04:08:05PM -0600, Jason Waldhelm wrote:
> I've noticed a problem with the cron service and as of yet, haven't found any
> posts that echo my problem. It seems whenever the system date is changed on
> the computer on which cron is running as a service, the cron daemon stops
> functioning. The service itself doesn't appear to stop (Windows 2000 Server
> reports it as running), but all jobs scheduled to run via cron cease
> functioning after the date is changed. I've managed to work around this
> problem scheduling cron restart jobs via the Windows Task Scheduler, but it
> is still a nuisance.
It's a known (non-Cygwin specific) problem in Paul Vixie's cron. The best
help is to keep the machine always sync'd to a reliable time server.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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