#2 Feb 28, 2005 01:16
Can someone provide a few pointers on setting up cron via CPanel's interface, so that b2evo's antispam blacklist is updated automatically?
I installed b2evo via fantastico at my hosting provider. I noticed that when I updated the antispam list manually the first time, it didn't retrieve the entire list of updates, but only the first set (July 2004, I believe). I had to manually run the update via b2evo's admin interface about 10 times or so, to get all the updates up to the most recent. Is this normal?
Thanks for any suggestions re the cron setup.
ermm. thats a loaded question since you didnt really indicate if you understood how to set up cron jobs in cpanel generally.
first, rather than explain how cpanel's cron set up thing works.. youn can read this: http://www.webmasterstop.com/dev/102.html which gives a general overview of cpanel's cron interface.
as for setting up a specific cron to update the blacklist..
once you understand the top part of this reply, it *could* be as simple as setting up a simple wget that goes out and fetches the page. wget allows you to to specifiy a login and password if you are accessing a page requiring one, as you will.
Like so ...
I said *could* up above because many hosts have disabled wget due to security issues.