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I have setup a box that basically hosts a web page, ftp, mail, and several other services.
It has been on the internet for about 3 days now and I had to shut it down today and when I typed in shutdown now -h
it came back with bash: shutdown: command not found
I log in as myself then SU as root to issue the command.
The /sbin directory has a file called shutdown it is in green. What I am wondering is this possiblily a rootkit? I have read where hackers come in and install a rootkit and some commands stop working right. I checked all logs in
/var/log and I don't see any sign of any IP address except my own connections. My system is RH 7.1 The only thing I updated is xinetd but this shutdown problem didn't happen till today and the updated xinetd 188.8.131.52pre15-2 was installed about 2 weeks ago. I was just wondering if anyone knew as to why this would start doing this. Thank you for your help.
When I type /sbin/shutdown it comes up with all file options. Thanks for your help. Where would I go to fix my path?? so it would shutdown from typing it in any directory.
Thanks again for all of your help.
Another way of doing it to modify the /etc/inittab file to shutdown on ctrl+alt+del instead of rebooting.
Change ctrl+alt+del line to shutdown -h now
This way anyone with physical access to the computer can shutdown the computer.
A WARNING of security though.