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CRON job not working

Eden Clemente · ·
5:50 PM Thursday, 10 October 2013
Hi, I have set up a cron Job onto my server but it doesn't work.

I tested the script but the result was showing nothing, then I assigned my email for the output and saw that the access is denied.
I am going to post here the conversation with the Hosting Company Support Desk:

Hi, I tried to run this cron job onto my website but the connection gets refused:
/usr/bin/wget -O /dev/null "";

I don't know if the path is correct and the permissions are ok as I don't think I have access to those
areas of the server. This is the error message:

--2013-10-10 01:05:03-- Resolving Connecting to||:80... failed: Connection refused.
Hi Eden,

Thank you for contacting us.

Opening that via HTTP will be disallowed because we block 'loop-back' requests. Try instead with the full server path ->


so would the entire script be:
/usr/bin/wget -O /dev/null "home/sites/" ?
Hi Eden,

Thank you for your reply.

That may be because the script has no direct output redirected? What if you run it directly in your browser?
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