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WHM Cpanel sshd: /var/empty/sshd must be owned by root and not group or world-writable

  Error: WHM Cpanel sshd: /var/empty/sshd must be owned by root and not group or world-writable is reported via email notifications. Note: Our server is running Centos   Server cpanel2.interactivewebs.com Primary IPAddress xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Service Name sshd Service Status failed ⛔ Notification The service “sshd” appears to be down. Service Check Method The system’s command to check or to restart this service failed. Number of Restart Attempts 19 Service Check Raw Output (XID cg7fzv) The “sshd” service is down. The subprocess “/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/restartsrv_sshd” reported error number 3 when it ended. Startup Log Dec 07 02:34:37 xx.interactivewebs.com systemd[1]: Failed to start OpenSSH server daemon.Dec 07 02:34:37 xx.interactivewebs.com systemd[1]: Unit sshd.service entered failed state.Dec 07 02:34:37 xx.interactivewebs.com systemd[1]: sshd.service failed.… Read More »WHM Cpanel sshd: /var/empty/sshd must be owned by root and not group or world-writable