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How do I control and stop Cron Daemon email alerts ?

Posted on 2011-02-11
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I have been getting alot of Cron <root@server> /root/rkhunter.sh
email alerts

How can I stop these alerts? and control them?
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You can see the list of cron jobs for the root user doing this (as root):
"crontab -l"
If you want to edit the list, do:
"crontab -e"
To remove a job you can either delete that line, or you can simply add a comment sign "#" at the beginning of the line you want to skip.
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From the below could you explain some of them . Not sure what would be safe to remove what I should keep.
10 7 * * * cd /usr/local/assp;perl /usr/local/assp/rebuildspamdb.pl
MAILTO=""
*/59 * * * * /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php-cgi /usr/local/assp/deluxe/ex_localdomains.php cle
_logs=yes daniolo=yes
*/3 * * * * /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php-cgi /usr/local/assp/deluxe/update_email.php
*/3 * * * * /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php-cgi /usr/local/assp/deluxe/status.php long=1 daniol
yes
*/4 * * * * /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php-cgi /usr/local/assp/deluxe/spam_cronjob.php high=7
10 8 * * * /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php-cgi /usr/local/assp/deluxe/clear_spambox.php sday=3
=yes limitspace=10000 remdays=1
*/20 * * * * /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php-cgi /usr/local/assp/deluxe/find_abusers.php sw=7 s
8 er=13 lm=13 dc=8 rl=20 dn=1 on=1
*/27 * * * * /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php-cgi /usr/local/assp/deluxe/find_abusers.php show=2
c=2 dm=file er=6 lm=4 dc=2 on=1
0 9 * * * /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php-cgi /usr/local/assp/deluxe/signatures.php
2 */6 * * * /usr/sbin/exiqgrep -o 16800 -i | /usr/bin/xargs /usr/sbin/exim -Mrm
MAILTO=root
30 */4 * * * /usr/bin/test -x /scripts/update_db_cache && /scripts/update_db_cache
45 */8 * * * /usr/bin/test -x /usr/local/cpanel/bin/optimizefs && /usr/local/cpanel/bin/optimizefs
0 1 * * * /scripts/cpbackup
35 * * * * /usr/bin/test -x /usr/local/cpanel/bin/tail-check && /usr/local/cpanel/bin/tail-check
30 */2 * * * /usr/local/cpanel/bin/mysqluserstore >/dev/null 2>&1
15 */2 * * * /usr/local/cpanel/bin/dbindex >/dev/null 2>&1
11 4 * * * /usr/bin/freshclam --quiet --no-warnings
0 6 * * * /scripts/exim_tidydb > /dev/null 2>&1
0 5 * * * /scripts/upcp
root@server [~]#

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My recommendation is to  not touch anything. Everything that says "cpanel" is obviously related to that. The rest I don't know, but a few look like custom scripts. You should check with the people that put them to get more info.
Removing the rkhunter script isn't advised unless you have a good reason, but since it doesn't appear above, I guess you already removed it.
Remember you usually can take a look at the scripts running to see what they do. If they are binaries, you'll usually get more info with "man" or with "--help".
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