[CONFUSED NEWBIE] Cron
This is probably very simple stuff, but I'm thoroughly confused. I
have an "off-the-shelf" Debian installation provided by my ISP. When
I do a ps -ef I get
(amongst other things) the following
root 195 1 0 Oct28 ? 00:00:01 /usr/sbin/cron
Now, according to the manual to have cron services I should be running
a cron daemon called crond. Lo and behold whereis returns
# whereis crond
Now, "cron" is not "crond" I apparently don't even have a "crond"
I added a new line to crontab:
0 0 * * * root /usr/lib/cgi-bin/send_hit_count.cgi
1. send_hit_count.cgi apparently is not being executed. It works
interactively, but there are no messages that would indicate that it
was executed by cron. What do I need to do, in order to have cron
2. What is /usr/sbin/cron doing there? It seems to forever be in
memory, and I do occassionally receive CRON email messages with
reports, such as
3. Do I need to install crond?
How do I do that?
4. Should I get rid of the cron process documented above?