[CentOS] automount: failed to mount /home/.hidden
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: >> mount: server:/home/.hidden
>> failed, reason given by server: Permission denied
>> Sep 15 10:39:53 comp automount: mount(nfs): nfs: mount failure
>> server:/home/.hidden on /home/.hidden
>> Sep 15 10:39:53 comp automount: 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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