lftp (sftp through proxy) won't connect when using cron
Posted on 2011-09-13
I have a testing problem. I am mirroring some files with lftp from an akamai host to a local server. I am connecting using sftp via a SOCKS proxy and using cron to automate the job.
My problem is when the script is run by cron I cannot connect to host. I can run the script manually and connect to akamai by command line (using user root and the crontab is installed for root) but I am not sure, when using cron, it is picking up the socks proxyconnect command from ssh_config.
Has anyone come across this problem before?