[Labs-l] Cron jobs can't connect to the database

Tim Landscheidt tim at tim-landscheidt.de
Fri Jun 27 14:52:39 UTC 2014

"Brad Jorsch (Anomie)" <bjorsch at wikimedia.org> wrote:

>>  I put a small example script to http://pastebin.com/hSnhee8U
>> I already tried to use an absolute path to the .cnf file, but this did not
>> solve the problem.

> I see the same error message when I use 'jlocal' in my crontab to run the
> script; when using the cron job to submit a grid job to run the script it
> works fine.

> I suspect that the cronjob server isn't allowed to connect to the
> databases. It wouldn't surprise me if this is intended, to try to avoid
> people running heavy tasks on the cronjob server rather than on the grid
> like they're supposed to.

I opted for oversight :-) and set up the iptables.


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