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Re: cfengine runs every hour by default?

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: cfengine runs every hour by default?
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 00:20:44 +0200 (MEST)

You are probably running cfexecd in daemon mode. Default schedule = hourly.


On  8 Apr, cmustard wrote:
> Greetings all,
> It seems cfengine is 'mysteriously' being run once an hour. (did i miss 
> somehting?)
> (No, there is no cron job, yes i do know that cfengine attaches itself to 
> init runlevels.
> /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S20cfexecd /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S20cfservd )
> My understanding of cfengine was that you run cfservd on everybody (clients 
> and host),
> then run cfrun to tell clients to run cfagent locally and that is when 
> clients will
> make changes based on their update.conf file.  Yes, this is great and works 
> except,
> looking at the log files, it looks like cfengine is getting run on all clients
> every hour, whether you run cfrun(from host) or cfagent (locally) or whatever.
> (I also know about the Splay option, I'm looking for a 'NoRunEveryHour' 
> option)
> I have poked around in the source but cant seem to find the answere.
> Does anyone know why it's being run every hour, did I not read a doc right 
> about expected behavior?
> I believe I haven't missed anything 'simple', i.e, cron, runlevels, etc,... 
> but that is always a option.
> Thank you.
> cmustard 
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