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Mar 26, 2010

I am running Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 7). The server was recently rebooted and wouldn't come up. After some investigation we found that the system would not boot because several files had been zero'd out (not deleted):

* All of these files had a date of March 11, 2010 with a time 03:46
* A zero byte file called /halt was also found with a date of 08:46

We could manually boot to the latest kernel, but none of the startup scripts would run. We analyzed the system looking for any file created on March 11 that were also 0 bytes. Once we had a list, we were able to determine that the system could be recovered without a full blown reinstallation of the OS.

We did a rescue boot from the installation CD, mounted the system volume privately, and edited the grub.conf file. We then brought up the network and copied the needed files from another RHEL v4.7 system. Rebooted the server and check the OS, databases, and apps.

My question is - Has anyone seen this behavior before? I seems like we may have been cracked or at the very least someone has cleared the files needed to recover the system smoothly.

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On a fresh karmic install, I have a user account with ecryptfs enabled home directory. I want that directory to be secured when I log out.

I have two administrator accounts, user1 and user2. I log in as user1 (with ssh, will test regular logins tomorrow), /home/user1/.Private gets mounted to /home/user1, everything is fine. I log out.

I log in as user2, and /home/user1/.Private is indeed unmounted. But I can do

sudo su - user1
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