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  1. #1

    Configuration Settings Keep Getting Reset


    -Lil' Buggers Won't Stick-

    Specifically in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and /etc/host.deny settings I...set just keep getting changed on me. I've tried making them read only and everything, it seems as if my changes take effect but then after a certain amount of time or a reboot they get switched back.

    In sshd_config I want to set the line
    PermitRootLogin without-password
    to
    PermitRootLogin yes
    but....
    after I set it and save it eventually changes itself back to PermitRootLogin without-password.

    In hosts.deny this line keeps showing up
    ALL:ALL EXCEPT 127.0.0.1ENY
    I delete it and it reappears, I comment it out and it comes back.

    I'm beginning to think my box is playing a dirty trick on me, either that or I am going nuts.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    iD

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    Are you editing/saving the file as root?.
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    yea I'm doing everything via the root account, am I not supposed to?

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    the problem is very odd... check your start up scripts for suspicious lines and see if ps -aux gives you some unusual entry as it sounds really odd to me .

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    maybe the config file is immutable, check the attributes with lsattr <filename> (example: lsattr /etc/passwd)

    if there is i in the result do: chattr -i <filename>

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    i did lsattr, there is no "i" and "ps -aux" didn't show anything that seemed out of place, i'm not sure what i'm supposed to look for there that might be out of place though

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    hmmm what tool do you use to edit the config files ?
    it's there a chance that you edit the file but don't "save" it to disk when you exit ?

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