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|DAILY(5)||File Formats Manual||DAILY(5)|
NAMEdaily, daily.conf — daily maintenance
DESCRIPTIONThe /etc/daily script is run, by default, every night on a NetBSD system. The /etc/daily.conf file specifies which of the standard daily services are performed.
The variables described below can be set to “YES” or “NO” in the /etc/daily.conf file. Most default to “YES”, but not all. Check the /etc/defaults/daily.conf file if you are in doubt. (Note that you should never edit /etc/defaults/daily.conf directly, as it is often replaced during system upgrades.)
- This runs find(1) over the entire local filesystem, looking for core files.
- This runs msgs(1) with the -c argument.
- This runs the /etc/expire.news script.
- This ages accounting files in /var/account.
- This runs calendar(1) with the -a argument.
- This uses the df(1) and dump(8) to give disk status, and also reports failed raid(4) components.
- In check_disks, show remote file systems, which are not reported on by default.
- This runs mailq(1).
- This runs netstat(1) with the -i argument, and also checks the rwhod(8) database, and runs ruptime(1) if there are hosts in /var/rwho.
- By default, check_network outputs a summarized version of the netstat(1) report. If a full version of the output run with the -inv options is desired, set this variable.
- This runs fsck(8) with the -n option.
- This runs rdist(1) with /etc/Distfile.
- This runs the /etc/security script looking for possible security problems with the system.
- Runs the skeyaudit(1) program to check the S/Key database and informs users of S/Keys that are about to expire.
- If the /etc/man.conf file exists, runs the makemandb(8) utility to update the man.db database for use by apropos(1).
- Refreshes the local database of package vulnerabilities. See the settings in security.conf(5) for details on the actual package checks.
The variables described below can be set to modify the tests:
Lists filesystem types to ignore during the find_core phase. Prefixing the type with a ‘!’ inverts the match. For example, ‘
procfs !local’ will ignore ‘
procfs’ type filesystems and filesystems that are not ‘
Lists paths to ignore during the find_core phase. For example, ‘
/export’ will not descend into any directories under the ‘
/export’ hierarchy. This, on a file server, allows to skip user data while still scanning system files.
- Extra options to be passed to fsck(8) if run_fsck is enabled.
- If set, the report generated by the run_security phase will always be sent, even if it is empty.
DEPRECATED. Please set PKGDB_DIR in pkg_install.conf(5) instead.
If defined, points to the location of the packages database. Defaults to /var/db/pkg.
- daily maintenance script
- daily maintenance configuration
- default settings, overridden by /etc/daily.conf
- local site additions to /etc/daily
HISTORYThe /etc/daily.conf file appeared in NetBSD 1.3.
|July 30, 2012||NetBSD 7.0|