cronjob-results aren't emailed anymore

Jos Lemmerling jos at LEMMERLING.NET
Sun May 12 19:15:14 IST 2002

On Sun, 12 May 2002, Mike Walker wrote:

> We're also experiencing the same problem on a Red Hat box.
> We run multi-scanning with Sophos, Kaspersky & F-prot.
> If we have the auto updates all in either cron.hourly we get
> the Sophos response but not Kaspersky or F-Prot.
> If we place them all in the cron.quarter-hourly we get nothing.
> Even combinations of the above seem to produce non consistent
> e-mail notifications.

the strange thing about this is the following:
yesterday i had a cronjob running every minut (whole day long for
testing) and i've got (only??) 2 emails about a message that couldn't be
delivered. The rest just disapeared...

For anybody's info i've included one of them:

Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 23:56:02 +0200
From: Mail Delivery System <Mailer-Daemon at>
To: root at
Subject: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software (Exim).

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

  jos at
    forced defer: All deliveries are deferred: retry timeout exceeded

------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

Return-path: <root at>
Received: from root by orthanc with local (Exim 3.35 #1 (Debian))
        id 176eqP-000377-00
        for <jos at>; Sat, 11 May 2002 23:56:01 +0200
From: root at (Cron Daemon)
To: jos at
Subject: Cron <root at orthanc> ping -c1
X-Cron-Env: <MAILTO=jos>
X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/root>
X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=root>
Message-Id: <E176eqP-000377-00 at orthanc>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 23:56:01 +0200

PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=0.4 ms

--- ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.4/0.4/0.4 ms


Jos Lemmerling on Debian GNU/Linux                      jos(@)lemmerling(.net)

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