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A large number of cracker files with name FOO** are created by some of the process. I executed following command to found culprit process lsof -f -F /tmp/*

But didn't found anything useful.

Is there any better way to catch culprit process.

  • mmm, crackers... – glenn jackman Apr 26 '11 at 15:04
  • Out of curiousity, what do you mean by "cracker files" anyway? – DictatorBob Apr 26 '11 at 19:29
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lsof |grep FOO # should give a listing of processes that are creating at that time files with the name FOO

if there is not output from this you may need to setup a cronjob do list every minute - I'm thinking perhaps the process is not running all the time. if nothing comes up from this look when the files were created

stat FOO

look at the owner/permissions/modification time etc. and see if something may tell you something

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You'll want to use the audit subsystem to track down the rogue process.

  • I can't use audit subsystem. Any alternate idea ? – vnix27 Apr 26 '11 at 11:30

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