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Re: Cron message puzzle



On Sunday 28 January 2007 23:19, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 26Jan2007 19:25, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
> | Unfortunately that has only partially solved the problem.  I'm now
> | getting logwatch messages, but no cron ones.  There is a small backup job
> | due to run twice daily, and I haven't seen any message for it yet.  The
> | job clearly ran this afternoon, as I can see files on the backup drive
> | that were not created until this morning.
>
> Are they being delivered to the machine itself instead? I have noticed that
> some jobs deliver to root localhost or some icky variant like that, and
> some do not. Annoying.
>
Bingo!  This time I found a cron log entry for the run, so knew it had 
happened at a specific time.  It is showing 'from 
david localhost localdomain' and 'to david localhost localdomain'.  This 
sounds like a postfix problem to me.  More digging is in order :-)

Anne

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