Troble setting cron



  • I have tried to set the cron settings to update the pfBlockerNG list at 0700.  It is apparently not working and continues to update at 0000.  I take my machine down at night, so I have to manually update it daily.  Here is my setup:





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    The last dropdown select box (Daily/Weekly start hour) is the setting that you're looking for…



  • Thanks, now I see the light!  There doesn't seem to be a 'weekly' in the list.



  • @BBcan177:

    The last dropdown select box (Daily/Weekly start hour) is the setting that you're looking for…

    When I set this to "3", it wants to run my daily CRON at 1 AM. What might I be missing?

    Drew


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    @drewsaur:

    @BBcan177:

    The last dropdown select box (Daily/Weekly start hour) is the setting that you're looking for…

    When I set this to "3", it wants to run my daily CRON at 1 AM. What might I be missing?

    Drew

    This depends on what settings you configured for the first cron selection box.



  • @BBcan177:

    @drewsaur:

    @BBcan177:

    The last dropdown select box (Daily/Weekly start hour) is the setting that you're looking for…

    When I set this to "3", it wants to run my daily CRON at 1 AM. What might I be missing?

    Drew

    This depends on what settings you configured for the first cron selection box.

    It's set to Daily.


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    I'll check it out…


  • Moderator

    When you select "Daily or Weekly", you can define the hour in the last selection box "Daily/Weekly start hour"



  • I hope the attached makes my problem clearer.




  • But when I look at my pfBlocker widget, it looks like everything is OK. So it's just a bug with the "Update" panel, I think….




  • BBcan177,

    Now that I know you are the author of pfBlockerNG, I want to say THANK YOU, and also want to provide you with any information you deem helpful to address this apparent bug - please let me know,

    Drew


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    @drewsaur:

    BBcan177,

    Now that I know you are the author of pfBlockerNG, I want to say THANK YOU, and also want to provide you with any information you deem helpful to address this apparent bug - please let me know,

    Drew

    It's actually not a bug ™... ;)

    The Update tab uses the Cron Hourly setting. The Cron hour setting is used in the cron task.

    The Daily/Weekly setting is used to define a specific Alias/Group to use a different hour setting. So even if the Cron setting is defined as "hourly", the "Daily/Weekly hour" can be used to only download an Alias/Group at the "Daily/Weekly" hour setting.

    Hope that answers your question.



  • What I mean by the bug is that "1:30" shows up as the next update time in the update tab…please see my original screenshot.

    Thanks again,

    Drew


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