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Files in tmp with cpanel as owner

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vincentg, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. vincentg

    vincentg Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if these are normal files produced by cpanel?

    I keep finding files with names such as:
    impattlX44xL
    impattcEMQ08

    And so on.

    Each show cpanel as owner.

    I downloaded them to see what they are before removing them.

    One appears to be a web page while the others seem to be binary with content that references a pdf file.

    Anyone have a clue what this is?
    A hack - normal - unknown?

    Vin
     
  2. randomuser

    randomuser Well-Known Member

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    They're legit. No clue how/why they're created, but 99.9% of the time they should be ok.

    Code:
    # file /tmp/impatt*
    /tmp/impatt6f9P7F: PDF document, version 1.4
    /tmp/impatt6R4aVY: ASCII English text, with very long lines, with CRLF line terminators
    /tmp/impattaamYUM: Microsoft Office Document
    /tmp/impatthWkS1u: Microsoft Office Document
    /tmp/impattjwqGIG: GIF image data, version 89a, 70 x 70
    /tmp/impattw2FyzV: GIF image data, version 89a, 70 x 70
    
    My guess would be email attachments maybe, but really I have no idea.
     
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    vincentg Well-Known Member

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    Maybe something to do with front page?

    Thanks for the info
     
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    adept2003 Well-Known Member

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    ~ "/(extra|special)/data"
    I believe these temporary files are created when a file on the server is requested, for which the file type isn't known. Quite harmless, they can be deleted safely.
     
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