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Bug 59752 - webalizer cron should not run by default
webalizer cron should not run by default
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: webalizer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
: Security
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Reported: 2002-02-12 13:58 EST by Christopher McCrory
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-12 13:58:22 EST
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Description Christopher McCrory 2002-02-12 13:58:17 EST
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Description of problem:
webalizer should not run by default
the admin should trigger something to enable it

in /etc/sysconfig/webalizer

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install webalizer

Actual Results:  webalizer is run

Expected Results:  should run only once configured

in /etc/sysconfig/webalizer


in /etc/cron.daily/00webalizer
# mkdir /var/www/html/usage to enable
if [ -s /var/log/httpd/access_log -a -d /var/www/html/usage] ; then


in webalizer.conf, make dir /var/www/usage and note that 'alias /usage
/var/www/usage' must be added to httpd.conf

Additional info:

I myself normally wouldn't normally install webalizer, but I have a 'build
machine' where everything is installed. This is how I noticed it.

Many people might be doing a full install or other option that installs this,
not realizing they are revealing to the whole world their stats.

marking as 'security', but 'enhancement' might be better.
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2002-02-21 11:39:27 EST
i added a function in /etc/cron.daily/00webalizer to check RUN enviroment.
It's enable as default for compatibility. In your case you should add RUN=no
into /etc/sysconfig/webalizer/ to disable it.

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