[CentOS] automount[18592]: failed to mount /home/.hidden

Allison Maury alli at pasteur.fr
Thu Sep 15 13:15:39 UTC 2005

Ed Clarke wrote:

> Allison Maury wrote:
>> /messages files are being filled up with the following error...
>> Sep 15 10:39:53 comp automount[15138]: >> mount: server:/home/.hidden 
>> failed, reason given by server: Permission denied
>> Sep 15 10:39:53 comp automount[15138]: mount(nfs): nfs: mount failure 
>> server:/home/.hidden on /home/.hidden
>> Sep 15 10:39:53 comp automount[15138]: failed to mount /home/.hidden
>> What is /home/.hidden?  Why can't it be mounted?  And, can I simply 
>> delete it?
>> Basically, what is this error from and how can I stop it from occurring?
>> Thanks in advance for any help.
> That looks REALLY REALLY REALLY BAD.  YOUR machine is trying to mount 
> a directory from
> another machine and is being refused.  If YOU didn't set this up then 
> someone else on your machine did.

Yikes.  So, I did set up the mounting of /home, which is located on an 
NFS server.  But, I don't know what the .hidden directory is.

> The name of the directory ".hidden" implies evil intent.  See if you 
> can find a check root kit package for
> Centos.  Lock down your machine right away and start looking for 
> modified RPMs. 

I'll look into what you suggested.  Thanks.

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