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ORPHAN (no passwd entry)

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  1. latpanel

    latpanel Well-Known Member

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    What does it mean?
    --------------------- Cron Begin ------------------------

    **Unmatched Entries**
    ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
    ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
    ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
    ORPHAN (no passwd entry)

    ---------------------- Cron End -------------------------

    Thanks
     
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    I'd like to know too . . . anyone??
     
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    Most often this means there is a file in your /var/spool/cron that doesn't belong there.

    Every file in /var/spool/cron should be a username that is found in /etc/passwd.

    http://www.cpanelfaq.com/008/164.html
     
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    All the names exist in our /var/spool/cron. One thing I do notice is a few of them have the wget for calendar in their crons. We do not allow wget by users on the servers, could this cause the problem?
     
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    Thanks snickn I found the culprit. A user has created a cron job tmp.14071 that has no corresponding entry in etc/passwd. However I also found an entry for this same filename in /home/virtfs/user/var/spool/cron/ which I am unsure if I can remove safely??

    What do you think?

    Thx
     
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    Just out of curiosity, does this client have Jailshell access?

    The virtfs is related to Jailshell I believe. If you delete or rename that tmp.14071 file in /var/spool/cron, check to see if that change is reflected in the coresponding dir in virtfs. Then you could just delete this file from /var/spool/cron instead of risking doing things in the very sensative virtfs. Just thinking aloud here.
     
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    Yes the user does have jailshell.

     
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    Thanks! I recently changed a client's username, and there was still a cron with the old username.
     
  9. latpanel

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    ORPHAN ENTRY

    I have this message in my daily report, but all files in /var/spool/log has an registered user (an user appearing in passwd). But I've found a tmp.2356 file whit 0 bytes (its owner is legal user) Could be this the problem?

    Thanks
     
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    ORPHAN FIXED

    Thank you for your answers. I've fixed the problem
     
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