Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Jonathan Stone , Greg Hudson <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/1999 21:48:33
On Tue, Apr 06, 1999 at 07:39:25PM -0300, David Maxwell wrote:
> 	a) put the crontab in the users dir, and have the cron program
> 'register' the file. That should deal with performance concerns, 
> but it doesn't deal with NFS mounted home-dir issues. (although I
> might argue that if cron tries to run a job for a user, and their
> home-dir isn't available at the time, odd are the cron job may be
> missing things it needs anyway.

This is not the problem.

The problem is "if the home directory is shared by the two dozen, or in 
other cases 137, workstations in the pool, you dont want all jobs to run
on all machines (with few exceptions)".