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Re: Re: modified file

by jlongino (Parson)
on Sep 22, 2001 at 20:23 UTC ( #114071=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Good point wog, this is particularly true of backups. It is possible for the sysadmin to backup all your files, restore them to a different location and do whatever they want to the copies. This type of activity would leave no trail that you could follow.

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Re: Re: Re: modified file
by andreychek (Parson) on Sep 23, 2001 at 05:55 UTC
    Or, taking what you said a different way -- the sysadmin, doing the routine nightly backups, could throw the timestamp off too.. leaving you unsure if it was an automated process which touched the file, or a person manually looking at it.

    Backups, tripwire, the "locate" DB, and several other nightly processes can all interfere with it.
    -Eric

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