on Thu, May 30, 2002, Xaveer Leijtens (X.Leijtens@its.tudelft.nl) wrote: > A number of my files have become invisible to 'ls'. For example > /var/log/apache seems empty, but I can still cat/edit/... the files > which I know are there, for example: > > [iopo] cd /var/log/apache > [iopo] ls -la > total 9 > drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 5120 May 1 06:25 . > drwxrwsr-x 10 root adm 4096 May 30 09:40 .. > [iopo] head -2 access.log > alfredo.wise-guys.nl - - [01/May/2002:06:25:51 +0200] "GET > /people/francisco.html HTTP/1.0" 200 4614 > iopo.et.tudelft.nl - - [01/May/2002:06:28:16 +0200] "GET /robots.txt > HTTP/1.0" 404 204 > [iopo] head -2 referer.log > alfredo.wise-guys.nl - -> /people/francisco.html > iopo.et.tudelft.nl - -> /robots.txt What is the output of "echo * .?*". This should list out all files in the current directory on one line. It appears that you have execute privs on the directory, which matters. > The files that have disappeared (that I found so far) are in > /var/log/apache, and some of my web pages in /var/www. The web pages are > still being served, and logged, however. > This disk is also NFS exported, and also from another machine through > NFS I see the same thing happening. I did an fsck on this disk and > rebooted, but no change. I run a custom 2.2.15 kernel with debian > potato. I tried a different 'ls' executable, with the same result. What's the filesystem -- ext2fs? > Has this machine been cracked? Possibly. 'ls' is a popular target. > Is the disk broken? Also possible. You might want to try copying / archiving the files elsewhere to see what you find. > What can I do? Boot known good media (I recommend LNX-BBC, http://www.lnx.bbc.org/) and see if you can list the directory. Check your 'ls' binary while you're at it, see if it looks legit, check it against the md5 hash in /var/lib/dpkg/info/fileutils.md5sums. Peace. -- Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/ What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? Scandinavian Designs: Cool furniture, affordable prices, great service. San Rafael, CA.
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