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Search - "dev null as a service"
Because everything should be a managed-service somewhere in the internet.
So I think I have answered this, but here goes.
I have ddns service I need to update periodically. I chose once every 5 minutes. I am using this command:
/usr/bin/wget -O /dev/null -o /dev/null <webcall url>
I have it running every 5 minutes in a cronjob. I checked and wget is using port 443 to connect to my webcall url which is https. I am assuming this is hiding the details of the url. Is this true? Also, I don't like that the cronjob is sending the whole command to syslog. Is there a way to prevent it from syslogging this? I would rather keep the details of the url hidden as much as possible. I am the only user on the server, but am curious if there is a way.
So questions are:
1. Is wget hiding the details of the url from prying eyes? It is using port 443 for https.
2. Cannot I not log the cronjob command in syslog? I supose I could create a script that hides this.6