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saavik 09-26-2006 09:06 AM

ssh authorized_keys disappears from time to time
 
Hy!

I use authorized_keys to scp between some linux servers.

But from time to time my authorized_keys disappear. Why is that ?

Thanks

abegetchell 09-26-2006 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saavik
Hy!

I use authorized_keys to scp between some linux servers.

But from time to time my authorized_keys disappear. Why is that ?

Thanks

A few possible possible reasons:
  • Software upgrade overwrites existing authorized_keys file (though it shouldn't)
  • The system has been compromised and an intruder is removing this file (hopefully not)
  • A batch process to clean up unneeded files gone bad (could be a new FOX special)
  • You've got snakes on your plane
If you're running SELinux you can audit access to the file and see who/what is removing it.


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