[techtalk] bizarre....

Laurel Fan lf25+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Dec 13 03:53:13 EST 1999

Excerpts from linuxchix: 13-Dec-99 Re: [techtalk] bizarre.... by "Jenn
> Except that it looks like the problem occured while she was
> offline.

Well, it's possible that it happened when she was online, and she only
noticed next time she dialed up...

Even so, the logs disappearing really looks like a cracker attack. 
rming the logs is a simple and inelegant but effective way of making it
much harder to track down the source.

Only other thing I can think of that might cause this strange behavior
is the disk filling up, in which case logrotate might be trying to
rotate the logs, but ending up losing them because it doesnt have space
to rotate in.

In general, if you're using a stable os, and it goes nuts, its because
of external forces, such as you doing something bad as root, a breakin,
or hardware problems. 

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