[Yum] Re: cron on by default

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Wed Jul 30 21:05:21 UTC 2003

On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 17:03, Aleksander Demko wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 15:58, seth vidal wrote:
> > Well it's not so much I want to be 'completely secure' - there is no
> > such thing - I just want to be relatively sanely secure.
> > 
> > what that entails I'm not certain of - so until I find an answer I'm
> > comfy with I'd rather not give people a by-default false sense of
> > security and raise the difficulty of getting started.
> Sounds fair.
> Am I missing something, or is the "yum update" cron thing on by default,
> on install? Seems that the yum "service" is set to run on run levels
> 3-5, and thus make that file that the cron job checks for. If so, this
> might surprise users (and be useless for modem users, if such souls
> still exist). Of course, I could easily be missing something :)

it's not the default anymore.

it hasn't been the default for quite some time.

what version are you using?


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