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Old 09-26-2006, 09:06 AM   #1
saavik
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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
 
Old 09-26-2006, 10:45 AM   #2
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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.

Last edited by abegetchell; 09-26-2006 at 12:58 PM.
 
  


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