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Re: Strange Message

"Eric" == Eric G Miller <egm2@jps.net> writes:

Eric> On Fri, Nov 10, 2000 at 11:51:12AM -0800, Michael Abraham Shulman wrote:

>> Every so often when logged into the console, I get a message
>> looking like this:
>> PAM_unix[28529]: (cron) session opened for user mail by (uid=0)
>> Can anyone tell me what this means?  Is it a problem, and if so, what
>> can I do about it?

Eric> There's a cron job for exim that runs every 30 minutes by
Eric> default, to try to flush any messages remaining in the queue.
Eric> It's a good thing.  If your mailserver is running all the time
Eric> (in daemon mode), then it is probably unnecessary (but shouldn't
Eric> hurt anything).

Why does the message pop up on my console, then, instead of going to a
log file somewhere?

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