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    Where is this cron job coming from?

    Running Ubuntu 12.10 desktop, but with a number of server daemons installed and running:

    Every hour, at minute 17, I'm seeing this message in auth.log:

    May 1 18:17:01 derp CRON[7205]: pam_unix(cron:session): session closed for user root

    When I change my session to the root user, and type crontab -l, the output is no crontab for root. I'm guessing that this is something pretty normal and benign, but I wanted to make sure. Is there another location that I should be looking for to see where this mysterious cron behavior is coming from? Is this not cron behavior at all? Is it possible that, say, my SQL server, Apache server, etc. are causing this behavior?
    Last edited by pmains; May 3rd, 2013 at 06:32 AM.

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