unknown directory in root partition
Posted on 2004-04-20
One of my friend's place is having a problem.
they have a linux box as mail/proxy server having two interfaces one is connected to a
private wireless network which is having a router that can be connected to other private
networks. The another interface is connected to their internal LAN. now on
that server they found an auto created directory (with ... name) in root partition which they suspect
as sniffing one and this directory eats up the whole root partition.
thats all they know in this current situation.
can anybody tell me what could be the reason behind the creation of this surprising directory.
is the system hacked or any vulnerability causing this problem.
and is it possible that the directory is doing some sniffing there in root partition.
I would like to know all the possibilities for this auto creation of directory
and also how to overcome this problem.is there any other info available on net for this particular issue.
Thanks in advance,