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  1. #1
    gsk 308 NNTP User

    Default empty files in / directory


    i am prsently using 11.0 with kde and xfce environments.a couple of days
    ago i saw 2 files list-c,list-l in the / directory.i deleted them and
    after a restart they are back.why is it so??

    also what sould i do to enable auto refresh in thunar folder browser??


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    Yosuf Mossad Mohammed Vitriolus NNTP User

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    > i am prsently using 11.0 with kde and xfce environments.a couple of days
    > ago i saw 2 files list-c,list-l in the / directory.i deleted them and
    > after a restart they are back.why is it so??


    Unless you enjoy breaking your system it is generally not a good idea
    to delete files outside of your home directory unless you completely
    understand the consequences..

    on the other hand, i've never seen files in the root directory and
    would freakout if i did..

    have you installed and run chkrootkit?

  3. #3
    gsk 308 NNTP User

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    no i have not used chkrootkit before.can you explain about in a little
    detail or point me where i can find about it.


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    microchip8 NNTP User

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    gsk_308;1934460 Wrote:
    > no i have not used chkrootkit before.can you explain about in a little
    > detail or point me where i can find about it.


    chkrootkit is a rootkit hunter which scans your system for malicious
    rootkits/files. It's basically a shell script and is available for the
    Packman repo. I would recommend getting rkhunter instead as it does a
    more thorough job than chkrootkit 'Rootkit Hunter'
    (http://www.rootkit.nl/projects/rootkit_hunter.html)


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    gsk 308 NNTP User

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    thanks a lot.i will look into it and reply back


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    Yosuf Mossad Mohammed Vitriolus NNTP User

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    > point me where i can find about it.

    http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=chkrootkit

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    Yosuf Mossad Mohammed Vitriolus NNTP User

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    > (http://www.rootkit.nl/projects/rootkit_hunter.html)

    kewl, thanks for that tip!!

  8. #8
    Malcolm NNTP User

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosuf Mossad Mohammed Vitriolus
    Hi
    The other one is nessus, the 10 and 10.3 rpms work fine.
    http://www.tenablesecurity.com/solutions/

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