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Re: Strange files in / - possible security problem?

On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 08:37:36PM -0500, staffin@uiuc.edu wrote:
> Just a moment ago I noticed a bunch of zero-length files in my / directory,
> all named 'errs' followed by 6 random characters [...] I've got no idea what
> may have created these files, and I'm wondering if this is a sign of a
> possible security compromise.

Not necessarily. From a quick search it looks like lpd is a likely culprit,

Colin Phipps         PGP 0x689E463E     http://www.netcraft.com/

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