[arch-general] certbot automatic renewal: why twice a day?

ProgAndy admin at progandy.de
Tue Jun 11 15:53:09 UTC 2019

Am 11.06.19 um 17:46 schrieb Łukasz Michalski:
> Hi,
> Looking at timer example at [1]:
> "Add a timer to check for certificate renewal twice a day and include a
> randomized delay so that ....."
> Why try to renew twice a day?


This interval is recommended by the EFF here:


  [...] running it regularly would give your site a chance of
  staying online in case a Let's Encrypt-initiated revocation
  happened for some reason [...]


> I understand that there is 30 days before expiration date to renew. I
> think weekly check should be enough for a server?
> Regards,
> Łukasz
> [1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Certbot#Automatic_renewal

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