Originally Posted by saavik
I use authorized_keys to scp between some linux servers.
But from time to time my authorized_keys disappear. Why is that ?
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.