Re: Strange /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog
On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 09:48:49AM +0200, Rob Kaper wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 10:37:32AM +0300, Debian User wrote:
> > My /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog files looks very strange. I
> > attached them to this mail. Can you tell me why the lines are marked like
> > this ? I have installed potato.
> > Oct 10 08:08:01 ady /USR/SBIN/CRON: (mail) CMD ( if [ -x /usr/sbin/exim -a -f /etc/exim.conf ]; then /usr/sbin/exim -q >/dev/null 2>&1; fi)
> This means the program 'exim' is run by crond, so it is probably in the
> crontab of you or one of your users. I doubt that is a security risk, but in
> case you do not know about exim and what it does you might want to
exim is a sendmail replacement. the cron job just flushes the mail
queue, I suppose.
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