why introducing hidden directories in /etc

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Tue Dec 6 14:51:20 UTC 2011

On 12/05/2011 05:26 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> Well, this happens... one thing that would be nice is if folks gave the
> rkhunter maintainers (of which I am one) a heads up so we could add it
> to the whitelist.

Apologies. I assumed (incorrectly it turns out) that rkhunter folks were 
aware of this. Google shows thousands of results for:
rkhunter "hidden directory found" "etc/java" [1]

Some of them include other distributions noting [2] and whitelisting 
/etc/.java/ [3] specifically.

> Otherwise we are just reacting when users see it.
> In any case, will try and get this updated soon...

Thanks, much appreciated!


[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=626218
[3] https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=883

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