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Re: [ProgSoc] find process in linux
On Mon, 21 Dec 1998, Paul Mclachlan wrote:
> At 10:12 12 Dec 1998 +1100, Vik wrote:
> | My linux (debian 2) machine quite frequently starts upa a 'find' process
> | with owner 'nobody'. This slows the system down considerably for quite a
> | while. Anyone have any ideas what this is,and if I should take steps to
> | stop it happening (and how one would do this)?
> Having just installed debian myself, I share you pain. At first, I
> thought it was the 'locate' thing suggested by some of the others on
> this list, so I moved that, but it didn't help. If you try it, I expect
> you'll discover the same thing.
> After a bit of grepping, the file /etc/cron.daily/standard goes through
> all your filesystems looking for setuid file changes. It takes forever,
> and it happened to me every day when I booted my computer. (If I left
> the computer off until 3pm, it'd do it when I started it up). Very
FreeBSD has a script called "security" which is run out of /etc/daily and
checks setuid, passwd, kernel msgs and firewall logs for anomalies; very
comforting if you have other people using your machines. My daily runs at
4 AM and I never notice it apart from the email in the morning.
screen so pure and blue
this computer is at peace
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