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what is _vti_bin

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  1. volume

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    Hello all,

    Created an account for a client, and will pass on the ftp details to them when DNS has taken hold...

    However I went to upload their website into the publichtml folder prior to all that and there were already some unfamiliar [to me] folders there?? Named: _private _vti_bin _vti_cnf and some others. Anyone know what these folders are for? How they got into my clients publichtml folder? And should I be worried. I'm unnerved already but do i need to be really worried and delete them plus other evasive action.

    Added to that I can't seem to login to the account anymore using port 2083. Not sure if thats blind panic or something to worry about.

    Thanks in advance.

    volume
     
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    That means the account was created with Frontpage turned on.
     
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    <embarrassed look on my face>
    Thanks squirrel...
    Tell me it happens to the best of us... even if you don't mean it. :)
    </embarrassed look on my face>
     
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    PWSowner Well-Known Member

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    I was new to servers 3 years ago and had a few times like that.

    Some of the older members here may remember my worst time.
    In shell I typed:
    cd /
    rm -rf temp *
    was supposed to be
    rm -rf temp/*
    but the missing / made a difference. :eek:

    That was in my early days. Server for personal use only. Good thing.
     
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    s_2_s Well-Known Member

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    Oh My God

    This Should Silently Earase All Hard Disk With All Data

    I'm Really Sorry To Hear That A Person Lost His Data This Way
     
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    don't try to catch me!

    Squirrel,

    I'm thinking of moving my office to a floor nearer the ground...
    ...when i jump the damage at least will be less!

    and whatever you do don't try to catch me.

    volume
     
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    The screen just showed files being deleted faster than I could read them so I closed the window, went to WHM and stopped the process, but severe damage was done. I had to pay to have the system re-installed.

    I never did that again. ;)
     
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    Don't worry. I won't. ;)
     
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