5.1.1 Ensure cron daemon is enabled (Scored)

Level 1 - Server
Level 1 - Workstation 

The cron daemon is used to execute batch jobs on the system.

While there may not be user jobs that need to be run on the system, the system does have maintenance jobs that may include security monitoring that have to run, and cron is used to execute them.

Run the following commands to verify cron is enabled:

# systemctl is-enabled crond 

Verify result is “enabled”.

Run the following command to enable cron:

# systemctl enable crond
  • ubuntu1604/5/1/1.txt
  • Last modified: 2017/05/04 10:30
  • by Piotr Kłoczewski