lynx -t ? Running on server taking up load?

noimad1

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I have a user that has a process running with a lynx -t command. It says it is being run by perl.

However, it is taking up all of the server load. Anyone know what this is or how to kill it?
 

AndyReed

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noimad1 said:
I have a user that has a process running with a lynx -t command. It says it is being run by perl.

However, it is taking up all of the server load. Anyone know what this is or how to kill it?
kill -9 PID
PID is the process number. Or you can do that through the WHM >> System Health >> Show Current CPU Usage
Click on the Pid and kill it. I would also recommend stopping this client, or any clients for security purposes, from using lynx by changing lynx permission.
 

driverC

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lynx is an SSH based browser. They may want to access a Perl script hosted on their account using lynx so that it looks to the perl script as if it had been accessed by a usual visitor using a browser. In most cases they could just use perl in the command line which would save resources but for some reason many just don't do it. I guess that is because the publishers of the software they use tell them to do it that way just i case the cron program is not running on the same server etc.

Is this person hosting one of those RPG games ? These games are driving me crazy. I have like 50 of these guys on one of my server and each minute 50 lynx cron jobs go off just for some 14 year old gamers :(
 

noimad1

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Thanks for everyones response. I kept killing the process, but it kept comming back. I dug further into the users account and it turns out they had a hacked version of 4images gallery. The hacker had upload a script that was causing the issues....

Thanks,
Damion