What is "/tmp/orbit-root"?

Jordon Bedwell jordon at envygeeks.com
Sat Jul 24 23:46:02 UTC 2010

On 7/24/10 6:17 PM, Nathan Bahn wrote:
> Attention all--
> I was doing an upgrade and I saw multiple lines saying that /tmp/orbit-root
> was owned by someone other than the user.  Does anyone have any ideas as to
> what that might mean?
> --N.B.

You got hacked by Orbit Bubble Gum? No, bad joke, bad bad joke, but it's 
perfectly normal and if you think it's not, please use wireshark to 
monitor your packets (as this is the only way to know if an application 
is actually using orbit maliciously.) Orbit is commonly used in cross 
app communications, EXP: GUI -> GTK.

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