Bug 79831 - even a simple cron executed more frequently flud root mail box
even a simple cron executed more frequently flud root mail box
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ypbind (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-12-17 05:57 EST by umaid singh
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-19 09:10:14 EST
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Description umaid singh 2002-12-17 05:57:49 EST
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Description of problem:
even a simple cron executed more frequently flud root mail box
with the error message 

 yp_all: clnt_call: RPC: Unable to receive; errno = Connection reset bypeer

We are running hundreds of systems and get thousands of mails every day. We need
to find a way out to avoid such simple error messages in the form of mails.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run any simple cron as a normal user in NIS environment with more frequency(
like evry half an our ) to collect some data.
2.And Your root mail box will be fludded with mails from cron daemon
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Actual Results:  
And Your root mail box will be fludded with mails from cron daemon

Expected Results:  The NIS servers availability on the network for a couple of
seconds or a minute is not that serious. The /etc/yp.conf file has more servers
and that takes care of switching to other server if one is not available. So for
such a small and not so critical error it is not worth wile to get a mail to
root.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2002-12-17 06:07:26 EST
mails from cron can be avoided by setting MAILTO="" in the crontab file.
I don't understand what it is you are considering a bug?
Comment 2 umaid singh 2002-12-19 07:35:11 EST
thanks a lot if it works fine.

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