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Old 12-31-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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What does this mean, When I do ps aux I get this line.

I see this when I do ps aux. What does it mean. I killed it and nothing visible happend.

shark 3939 0.0 1.1 25092 12000 ? S 02:47 0:00 kdeinit: kio_file file /tmp/ksocket-shark/klauncherlwErjc.slave-socket /tmp/ksocket-shark

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Old 01-01-2007, 02:50 AM   #2
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nothing at all to do with networking. moved to Linux - Newbie. please try to use more insightful thread titles in future too.
Old 01-01-2007, 04:12 PM   #3
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Anyone have any idea?
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It's a KDE component and part of kio. From what I could gather from a little Googling KIO handles things like detecting mounted filesystems and handling file operations. Killing it was probably not a good idea.
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It just a socket for one of the programs of KDE. KDE is messy and it has a security risk because it uses /tmp. Sockets in KDE makes KDE programs share data with other KDE programs. If you are paranoid, I suggest using knoppix to run a rootkit scan. If you update the rootkit signatures before you ran the scan and it came up with nothing, you should not be alarmed of the process line in ps.

A KDE developer will give you more detail information.
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Thanks for the replies.


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