Hello and welcome to LQ.
Kernel 2.4.22 was released in 2003. Doesn't spell much good wrt keeping updated. If you have any doubt more things could be wrong (breach of security) I suggest saving listings of open files (lsof -n), processes (ps axwwwe), network connections (netstat -an) and users (w; who; last) and then pull plug on the network. If you can't do that (box in remote location) then you could block inbound traffic at the router it's behind or raise the firewall to only allow traffic to/from your management IP or shut down daemons you don't need for accessing the box (you only need ssh).
My question is that this server for the last 5 years has been running non stop without a hiccup but... Someone uploaded a file to it that has locked all directories.
What exactly do you mean by "locked"? Not being able to list or write files?
Does it return an error message when you try to list or write?
What error messages does the FTP service log show?
What error messages does syslog show?
I am trying to go in and delete the file but I cannot find it.
When did the upload occur (see FTP daemon logfile) or when did someone first notice?
If you have an aproximate date you could try "find / -ctime n" where n is the amount of days ago.
When try the find command and type the name it just returns to the next line without anything.
So you know the name? What's the file called?
Last edited by unSpawn; 07-18-2006 at 08:09 PM.
Reason: //Have keybd, can't type.