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Old 25th June 2014
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Originally Posted by EverydayDiesel View Post
i am comfortable with ifconfig eth1 up and ifconfig eth1 down but the cron i have never done before so i will read up on it now
Please don't use eth*. I know you're trying to genericize this, but the BSDs don't use that vocabulary. Instead, they use the name of the interface. It's an important habit to get into early. You may inadvertently confuse new readers (or yourself) reviewing this information in the future.

Originally Posted by EverydayDiesel View Post
is there any security risk in having cron tab running in the background? or is it always running anyways?
There is no risk unless you enter a command you aren't entirely certain you know what it does. But this is not exclusive to cron.
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